Caring for an ill, aging, or disabled person can be a rewarding experience; however, informal caregivers often forget about the need to take care of themselves as well. Family or informal caregivers (caregivers who are not professionals) give free assistance with daily tasks like getting dressed or eating as well as transportation and grocery shopping. It can be overwhelming to take on the responsibility day in and day out, so it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well.
If you are one of the many people who have found themselves in the hospital recovering from a surgical procedure, healing from an injury or being treated for a disabling medical condition, you have likely been approached with the option of physical rehabilitation.
When an emergency situation arises, you know you need medical care and you need it fast. But what happens when you’re not sure if it’s a true emergency? Emergency rooms are designed for just that: emergencies. But people coming to emergency rooms that don’t actually have an emergency are a growing trend. This leads to higher wait times and higher costs for health care than what could have been done more cost effectively by a primary care provider.