Self-care refers to actions and attitudes which contribute to the maintenance of well-being and personal health and promote human development. Good exercise, healthy diet, maintaning personal hygiene, stree management, etc are the approaches to take care of one self. Expert suggestions, doctor instructions, good literature from trusted books and observations in our daily life help us in taking care of ourself. Nurses also provide a plan on how to take care of ourself and help to implement strategies for the approaches of self-care.
Family caregivers (also known as âcarersâ) are ârelatives, friends, or neighbors who provide assistance related to an underlying physical or mental disability but who are unpaid for those services.âFamily caregivers can provide a wide variety of services to care recipients: administering medications and physical therapy, assisting with daily tasks (including personal care, meal planning and preparation, and eating, as well as walking, sitting down and standing up), meeting with healthcare providers, daily supervision and activity (especially when there is a cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimerâs disease), coordinating treatment regimens and schedules, helping with or managing financial and administrative aspects of medical care, health insurance and more. They can also provide emotional support for coping with disease.
Last date updated on July, 2014