Taking care of a loved one on your own can be difficult, but sometimes adding people into the mix doesn’t make it easier. When siblings have to come together to help take care of a loved one, it can take a toll on everyone.
Here are some tips for working together when taking care of a loved on:
Communication is key when working with other people, especially fi you’re all working to take care of someone. Try setting up a shared online calendar so you can keep track of who goes where and when.
- Reach out
Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone if you need help. First, figure out what kind of help you need. Can someone in the family help? If not, it might be time to look for help from a professional.
- Hold meetings
There are many moving pieces when it comes to family caregiving. Holding family meetings, whether it be in person, over the phone r over the internet, is the best way to keep everyone in the loop and on track. Sometimes sibling dynamics can make this difficult, so if you need help, here is more information on how to run a successful family meeting,
- Share the care
Remember that not everything should fall on you. Caring for a loved one is a lot of work and everyone will need help. Make sure to divide tasks and responsibilities amongst everyone who is involved in the care process.
And always remember that if family caregiving becomes too overwhelming, we are always here to help! Agencies, like us at Executive Care, will provide your loved one with the care they need, even if it is part time, just to help you out. We, at Executive Care, also have a family care portal that allows family members to see the detailed plans of care and communicate with caregivers. If you have a loved one who needs help, or you need help taking care of a loved one, contact us today!