Seven Principles of Family Caregiving

Help without hurting.

Be willing, able, and knowledgeable of your responsibilities.

Be legal.

Have the formal authority to represent and make decisions for the person in your care.

Accept assistance.

Do not attempt to go it alone.

Avoid panic.

Be a calm presence.

Be a "healing team" player:

patient/caregiver/family/professional providers/community.

Safety first.

Adopt best practices and avoid unnecessary risks.

Seek respite

and be vigilant about self-care.

Copyright 2016, Institute for Family Caregiving, Inc.


Recent Posts

See All

10 Quick Facts About Caregiving

10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day. By 2030 there will be more Americans over 65 than Americans under 18. 70% of people 65+ require assistance lasting an average of two years. 34 million peo

  • IFCaregiving Facebook


Copyright © 2018 Institute for Family Caregiving, Inc. All rights reserved. Website: BSA, LLC.