The National Family Caregivers Association's Director of Caregiver Wellness Programs, Jane Meier Hamilton, RN, MSN, has been a nurse for 40 years and family caregiver for 20 years. In a recent interview, she offered advice for family caregivers.
All patients are different and all have unique needs. But there are special circumstances to consider for patients in certain categories, such as children, older adults and veterans. Caregivers should educate themselves on what's most important when helping these patient groups learn how to cope with their conditions.