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As a caregiver, it is easy to get overwhelmed. There is constant care, ensuring proper nutrition, social interactions, and so much more. It is hard to keep it all straight. One way to be prepared for doctor’s visits is to write down your questions or anything you have recently noticed before-hand. For example, if there have been any recent changes in your loved one’s mood, write it down as a concern. This is a great opportunity to get answers without being on hold or sifting through a variety of resources. You may be asking, “but what do I ask?” A few very important questions are:
- What local resources should I know about?
- Does this new medication interact with any other current medications?
- At this point in their illness, what can I expect their ability to be (both cognitively and physically)?
- How can I help prevent falls and injuries?
- What can I do to ensure my loved one is getting proper nutrition?
- Is there anything I can do to help my loved one manage his or her pain?
Watching our loved ones age is hard. If you are looking for additional support, respite care, or considering assisted living, give us a call today to see how we can help.