Support for Caregivers of the Elderly

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A person who takes care of the elderly can get stressed out, so it's helpful to sit down with these people and let them vent about their day. Help a caregiver remain patient with help from a board-licensed practical nurse in this free video on nursing and becoming a nurse.

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If you know someone who is taking care of an elderly person maybe it's a friend or a loved one, sometimes you can see that they can get stressed out and they need a little support. I'm Dan Carlson, I'm a nurse and this is support for caregiver of the elderly. A lot of people sometimes keep their parents in their home if they don't want to put them in to a nursing home or things like that. And it can be very trying time. What you'll need to do is just try to be there for that person. Listen to them, let them vent about their day. Offer your help where help is needed. Maybe that could be something as easy as doing a load of laundry. Filling up their care for them. Certain things, just try to get them out of the house and let them have a little free time as well. It can be a very stressful life if you, a lot of your life is revolving around taking care of the elderly. Just remind them to be patient you know, they need to be patient with the care giving that they are dong. A lot of things though is just basically getting back to letting them vent, listening to them and talking to them about their day. Trying to help them through the little things that will make their day that much better. And if you can, try to do whatever you can and help them in the small steps in their life. I'm Dan Carlson thank you very much.


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