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Guidance and Care For Caregivers

Being a caregiver isn't always easy. And yet, here you are, ready to take on one of the most important roles in your loved one's journey. Whether it’s staying up-to-date on epilepsy treatment information or helping your loved one recover after brain surgery, we’re here with educational programs and expert Care Coordinators every step of the way.

The Information You Need for the Care You Give

What to Expect as a Caregiver

Nurse. Driver. Friend. Errand runner. Personal chef. As a caregiver, you wear a lot of hats. Here are some things you might expect in your role:

  • Acting as a point of contact for friends and family
  • Advocating for your loved one by communicating with medical teams and the insurance company
  • Ensuring nutritional guidelines are met through grocery shopping and meal preparation 
  • Helping take care of your loved one’s post-surgical needs
  • Maintaining your loved one’s strict medication schedules
  • Managing finances
  • Providing assistance with everyday tasks your loved one may not physically be able to perform themselves, like bathing, using the restroom and getting dressed
  • Scheduling and driving to and from doctor's appointments


Helpful Tips for Caregivers

 

 

Being a caregiver is a balancing act. Responding to your loved one’s needs requires all of you. But, remember, your health is just as important. You must take the time to care for yourself as well. Here are some tips to help you stay centered:

  • Ask for help when you need it, and accept help when it's offered
  • Ask your employer about paid leave
  • Be realistic about what you can and can't do
  • Look for caregiver resources in your area, whether it's meal delivery or transportation assistance
  • Stay on top of your own health by keeping routine doctor's visits, eating well and exercising regularly
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Surround Yourself With Support

We offer educational programs, support groups, counseling services, clinics and conferences, so you can access the people and resources you need to feel informed and assisted.

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Our Locations. Your Options.

As interconnected pieces of one of the most comprehensive neurology care networks in Florida, each of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, Neuroscience Institute. Ask your dedicated Care Coordinator to help you explore your options and find the right fit for you to optimize your recovery.  

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Your Health Ally All the Way

Your compassionate and knowledgeable Care Coordinator is available to help schedule appointments, thoroughly explain every treatment option and put you in touch with the right resources. You’ll never wonder what’s next, because we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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