November is National Family Caregivers Month

 

 

 

 

It is important for caregivers to take care of themselves FIRST. Remember, you cannot take care of your loved one if you don’t take care of yourself. Below are the Commandments for Caregivers, used with permission, from Dr. Pamela Tronetti, DO, a Geriatrician and Medical Director of the Parrish Senior Consultation Center in Titusville, Florida.

Thou shalt not set impossible standards for thyself.

Thou shalt make thine own health a priority.

Thou shalt learn to say, “No, I can’t fit that into my schedule right now.”

Thou shalt learn to say, “Yes, I could use some help.”

Thou shalt refuse to feel guilty about not doing enough.

Thou shalt see options like day care and paid help as a victory, not a defeat.

Thou shalt lie down in bed for eight hours a night.

Thou shalt eat healthy meals, exercise and take a break.

Thou shalt seek advice from wise counselors and follow their guidance.

Thou shalt know that ye are not alone.

Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington

Michael Pennington is a physical therapist and the owner of Turning Point Physical Therapy, which is located in beautiful southern Oregon. He is a loving husband, father of six and a master of his trade. Before studying at Pacific University, Michael earned his Eagle Scout and served a full-time 2 year mission in south Africa. He is as accomplished as he is hard working. Al l of his experiences culminate together at his clinic and are evident in his patient care.
Mike Pennington

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