Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
Combining caregiving with personal and everyday needs for someone with a disability, whether it be a child or adult, is challenging, Dr. Janette Wheat, Cooperative Extension Program specialist and associate professor of human development and family studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, (UAPB) said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have information to help both the caregiver and those being cared for to stay safe and healthy.
“Use these general caregiving tips on staying healthy and positive. Information, support, advocacy, empowerment, care and balance can be the foundation for a healthy family and are appropriate no matter what the challenge,” Dr. Wheat said.
Basic caregiving tips from the CDC include the following:
- Be informed
- Get support
- Be an advocate
- Be empowering
- Take care of yourself
- Keep balance in the family
Be informed. Gather information about the…