Caregivers are in our circle, too

Many families are thrust into caring for a seriously ill loved one at home. Although a labor of love, many of us feel unprepared and uncertain about this important role. Feelings of stress and fatigue are common. With support from Hospice of the Panhandle’s expert team, you can quickly become a more capable and confident caregiver. Learning new skills and practicing the right techniques can make all the difference in safety and comfort for you and your loved one.

With our training and coaching, you can develop proper caregiving skills and techniques, including:

  • Precise medication monitoring
  • Lifting techniques
  • Turning or repositioning your loved one in bed
  • Giving a bed bath
  • Changing the bed with your loved one in it
  • Transferring your loved one from bed to chair, and vice versa
  • Fall prevention
  • Incontinence care
  • Assisting your loved one with walking

Every caregiver needs a break now and then. Trained volunteers from Hospice of the Panhandle can sit with your loved one at home for a couple of hours. So you can take time to run errands, tend to other matters or just relax and recharge. Your loved one also may be able to stay at our Inpatient Facility if you need a break for a longer period of time.