Common Question for Caregivers July 2019 Update
"Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today." - Amy Leigh Mercree, author
Washoe Caregivers Guidebook Distribution
We received approval to distribute the Guidebooks to all local CVS and Walgreens locations. As of last week, we completed distributing the Guidebooks to all CVS and Walgreens locations in the community.
The Community Foundation's Luiza Benisano went to speak with social workers at the VA Hospital to discuss the Caregiver Support Initiative.
Our upcoming presentations will be held at Midtown Rotary on July 22 and Stone Valley Assisted Living & Memory Care on July 25. We are open to presenting and discussing to all groups/organizations that will benefit from learning more about our Caregiver Support Initiative. For more information, please call the Community Foundation at 775-333-5499.
Self-care for the Caregiver
Communication is key, especially in this line of work. It is essential for both the caregiver and the person they are caring for to understand one another.
Self-care tip: It is important that you acknowledge your feelings and talk to someone you trust and feel comfortable with. Do not expect others to know your needs. Express them! For more tips on self-care, please check out your Washoe Caregivers Guidebook or download the Guidebook here:
Common Questions for Caregivers
There are plenty of common questions that caregivers may have along their caregiving journey. You can find other caregiver questions at https://washoecaregivers.org/common-questions/.
Question: "How long can a person be in hospice care?"
Answer: A person with an illness can go into hospice when a health care provider believes he or she has about six months or less to live. Hospice continues as long as it is needed. If a person's health improves, he or she can end the hospice care and start it again later.
To learn more about the many other local resources listed to help caregivers, please visit https://washoecaregivers.org/.