Resilience is a quality successful caregivers possess.  Even more interesting is the resilience of individuals who have survived natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  The sequence of being resilient includes understanding of the hazard.  In a caregiving situation this means understanding a health diagnosis and how progression might occur.  There’s also a need to understand the risks whether this is the risk of not accepting treatment, of ignoring the situation when care is needed or of not planning for future needs.  Then it’s important to understand alternatives in order to be in a position to make a plan.  Many caregivers are so overwhelmed that it’s challenging to seek information.  While the internet is beneficial a simple search for caregiving information can result in thousands of responses which, according to a recent article in Newsweek titled : I Can’t Think” can result in poor decisions.  The article recommends setting a few criteria and focusing on these in order to make good decisions.

Return from Caregiving Crises is Similar to the Experience of a Natural Disaster to the Caring for my Parents Home Page

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