Caring for Someone With COPD

NewLifeOutlook TeamNewLifeOutlook Team
Jun 15, 2016

Caring for a loved one is a wonderful thing, but it can also be extremely challenging.

Watch the video above for some helpful tips for being a caregiver while also caring for yourself — or read the written summary below.

Get Educated

Learn as much as you can about COPD and talk to your loved one’s doctor about their unique situation.

Establish Boundaries

Decide what your role will be, and what you are comfortable doing. Then be prepared to say “no.”

Don’t Do It Alone

Ask for and accept help. This doesn’t mean you’re failing or giving up — it’s simply part of making sure your loved one receives the best possible care.

Be Selfish

Don’t forget to look after yourself. Make time to rest, relax and do the things you enjoy.

Beware of Burnout

Following these tips will help avoid burnout, but be vigilant nonetheless.

Make sure you are not draining all of your physical, emotional and financial resources in the process of caring for your loved one.

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