Doctor Speaking with Patient

Doctors are vital to the patient and the caregiver. Doctors are also human. It is extremely important that there is open communication. Tell your doctor how important it is that they show as much care and concern about your elderly parents or loved one as you do.

To ensure clear and precise communication with the doctor, the caregiver and the loved one must speak with one voice. Discuss with your loved ones prior to the doctor’s visit what their needs and expectations are. Write them down so you won’t forget anything. This will allow for a productive visit and positively impact the healthcare.

“You needn’t guess at what is helpful to others. Ask what would be of most benefit to them right now. Their needs may change from moment to moment, from day to day. Remain flexible and open.” (Caregiver Therapy)

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