Goyer pointed fellows to AARP’s caregiving resource center, which has tools and tips on legal, financial, end-of-life, housing and other issues that people caring for others face.
Goyer also counseled people to keep the proper mindset in their own lives, saying that “too many times, caregivers feel victimized.” Her tips for helping keep that proper mindset:
- Accept help: build a team around you;
- Monitor your mindset;
- See joy as a “survival skill”;
- Remember to “fill your own tank”;
- And change your definition of success – see “resilience as success.”