Recognizing and communicating your personal values about everyday care enables you and your family to make the right choices, one by one, as the situation changes.
We welcome you to access the article "Making Choices About Everyday Care for Families" from the Family Caregiver Alliance. This article discusses the importance of recognizing your own personal values so that you may receive the care that you want to receive and how to communicate your wishes to ensure that this occurs. While the article was originally written for people diagnosed with dementia, many of the messages are applicable to anyone who has chronic illnesses facing challenging decisions. Lastly, additional resources are provided.
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Used with permission of Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving--40 years of experience advocating for policies and delivering programs nationwide to support and sustain the quality work of family caregivers and caregiving professionals. Leads quality education, provides compassionate caregiver planning services and works to bridge research and practice to benefit all caregivers. For more information, visit www.caregiver.org or call (800)445-8106.