The saying goes that you can’t pour from an empty cup, which, as we all know, is so very true. Yet we each know those selfless souls who have, would and do give so much to take care of loved ones who are facing a health challenge. This November we are taking the time to honor the people who care for a loved one. You are a caregiver if you are helping a family member or a friend through cancer treatments. We at CamWell know that caring for loved ones who are fighting cancer or aging can be tough and not always rewarding, but caregivers do it anyway and we are grateful.
Being a caregiver means showing you care in actionable ways. Maybe it is taking notes during doctor visits, preparing warm meals, spending quality time together, doing household chores, taking care of kids, sending encouraging cards and helpful gifts during chemotherapy or radiation treatments, or bathing and feeding loved ones. Full-time caregivers are always looking for ways to help their loved ones be more comfortable and ensure their overall wellness.
Caregivers also make sure that their loved ones are receiving the best care possible. This is along the lines of this year’s theme: #BeCareCurious #cancersupport #healnaturally. As a caregiver, asking questions and being involved in decisions regarding your loved one’s health is one of the most effective things you can do. Doing research on the internet is helpful, but it is very important to follow that up with speaking to trusted healthcare professionals such as doctors. Caregivers also play a vital role when it comes to care plan options and navigating insurance coverage for loved ones in times of illness.
CamWell is proud to be one key tool in caregivers’ toolboxes for making their loved ones feel more comfortable during challenging health periods. We honor and appreciate that caregivers take the time to research and source the best natural skin care solutions for caring for their loved ones who are experiencing skin side effects of chemotherapy or radiation burns.
Being a caregiver can be stressful, but if you do your research and learn as much as you can through various trusted sources, you’ll be able to make well informed decisions about your loved one’s treatment, care, and overall wellness and health.
Please take care of yourself too. To avoid caregiver burnout, you may want to join a caregiver support group, ask others for help and take a short nap whenever you can.
CamWell expresses profound respect and gratitude to all the caregivers out there who provide love, support and care to loved ones. We see you, we honor you and we appreciate you.