12-11-2018 11:23 AM
In supporting our loved ones through the festive season, understandably at times we can begin to feel overwhelmed. During this Topic Tuesday, we discuss ways to manage our own self-care in the lead up to the festive season. To care for others, we must first care for ourselves. Tune in Dec 18th to join in the discussion!
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18-12-2018 07:01 PM - edited 18-12-2018 07:03 PM
Hello all How is everyone traveling today? Welcome to tonight's Topic Tuesday for all of our wonderful carer's on the forums or anyone who wants insight around - how to manage when a loved one becomes unwell during the festive season.
We will kick off in a few minutes once everyone has settled in!
18-12-2018 07:06 PM
Hello @nashy stockings are already up at our place.
18-12-2018 07:07 PM
Heya @Darcy! Haha the expression on the kid's face sums it up
18-12-2018 07:13 PM
18-12-2018 07:13 PM - edited 18-12-2018 07:20 PM
Alrighty whilst waiting for the others to join let's jump to the first question
Being a carer comes with the occurrence of unexpected events all year round, but in the midst of Christmas we may find those we are caring for becoming suddenly ill or having overt symptoms brings with it a myriad of additional challenges due to lack of professional supports (ie. holiday business closure), busy events and long days.
Considering this notion, how can we ensure both ourselves and those we are caring for, feel prepared for any unexpected events during the holiday season?
18-12-2018 07:18 PM
Hi there....not really sure what I'm doing as a newbie...so will just be guided by you guys!!
18-12-2018 07:19 PM
We have an action plan at our house where my daughter takes control over the situation. I am not good with dealing with my son when he is psychotic (I kind of fall to pieces) but she will contact the police (ugh!) and the ambulance to take him to hospital if everything falls apart and we cannot handle it ourselves.....
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