Resources

Clicking heGuided Meditationre will take you to the website of Dr. David Zuniga, a Psychologist in Austin who has many years of experience with Hospice. He is a friend of ours. As such, he graciously allows us to refer you to his free series of Mindfulness Meditations.  You are welcome to use any or all of the 6 Meditations.  If you would like help with these please call our chaplains, who are trained in this practice, at 512-900-2548.

Here is Dr. Zuniga’s list of Books on Death and Bereavement for Children and Adults

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

from the Caregiver Action Network

  1. Seek support from other caregivers.  You are not alone!
  2. Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.
  3. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.
  4. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.
  5. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.
  6. Watch out for signs of depression and don’t delay getting professional help when you need it.
  7. Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.
  8. Organize medical information so it’s up to date and easy to find.
  9. Make sure legal documents are in order.
  10. Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!

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