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Top Ten Things a Caregiver Needs
from a Health Care Provider

By Gary Barg

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1. Attention: The caregiver's loved one may be the 27th similar case you've seen today, but to the caregiver this is Mom or Dad, Sister or Lover.

2. Compassion: Be diligent in its application.

3. Time: A few moments of your undivided time is some of the strongest medicine you'll ever administer -- and it costs so very little.

4. Respect: The person pushing the wheelchair is also part-time bookkeeper, psychologist, dietitian, insurance and incontinence expert and a full time general in the war they are waging with this illness. They not only need yourrespect, they DESERVE it.

5. Dedication: Be relentless in your devotion to your craft. The caregiver has entrusted you with their most valuable asset - their loved one. You earn that trust with your skill, knowledge base and ability.  

 

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