Self-Care Tips for Caregivers
Caregiver is just the right name for you – because you care.
Your loved on relies on you, and it’s a responsibility you take seriously.
But with so much time and attention focused on someone else’s needs, it can be easy to forget that you need to tend to your own.
Check in with yourself once a month to make sure you’re following all of these self-care tips for caregivers.
- Seek out support groups for caregivers.
- Prioritize your own health.
- Accept help when it is offered to you.
- Don’t be afraid to ask doctors questions.
- Organize medical information to mitigate stress.
- Be open to new technologies to help your loved one.
- Treat yourself to rest and relaxation.
Equipment and Supplies
- Enteral Products/Nutritional Supplies
– Enteral Pumps
– Enteral Tubes
- Wound Care
- Mobility Aids
- Toileting and Bathing Systems
- Tracheostomy Supplies and Kits
- Complex Rehab Power and Manual Wheelchairs*
- Homecare Beds, Electric and Manual*
- Specialty Beds, including Pedicraft Canopy Beds*
Product Coordinator for the Continuum Connect Team
Rosetta Ishman came to CHC with a 25-year background in medical equipment. While she has experience in customer service and office management, her heart has always been with the patients.
“Continuum Connect is very unique. I never worked in a program that has such a broad scope of diagnoses – from autism to MS to cystic fibrosis. It’s a lot of specialized equipment, and everything from incontinence products to feeding tubes. So, I get to know my patients on a very personal basis. And that’s why I like this position so much.”
Rosetta also works with insurance companies to make sure that patients aren’t surprised by any unexpected out-of-pocket costs.
“If I don’t treat the patient as if they’re my own grandmother or my own child, or someone else in my family, then I’m not doing them justice. I don’t know another company out there that is going to be able to build relationships like CHC, especially with Continuum Connect. And at the end of the day, you know that we’re going to help them get what they need to provide a better quality of life.”