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Top Ten Things a Caregiver Needs
from a Health Care Provider

By Gary Barg

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6. Honesty: The caregiver is your partner in this endeavor, they deserve (and can handle) the truth.

7. Prudence: The graceful administration of the truth is a true test of a caringprofessional.

8. Advocacy: Never accept less than the best your system has to offer their
loved one.

9. Understanding: The caregiver plays a pivotal role in the well-being of your patient, understanding the needs, wishes and fears of the caregiver improves your patient's care.

10. Your well-being: Know your emotional limit and learn when to ask for help. Your loved ones as well as the caregiver's loved one need you to remain well.


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