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10 Ways to Make a Loved-One's Hospital Stay More Comfortable

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Visiting husband in hospital.
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Caregiver advocating for his wife.
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Be an advocate for your patient


afghan throw from home.
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Bring a touch of home to the hospital


calling ahead
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Call ahead before you visit


Sleeping in hospital at midday.
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Respect the need for sleep, even midday


Visiting sibling in hospital.
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Keep visits short and sweet


Caregiver worrying about patient
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Remember to care for the caregiver


Crossword puzzle book.
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Flowers are nice, but think outside the ‘bud’


Smiling at dad in hospital.
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Put your best face forward


Arrange for hospital therapy dog to make a visit.
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Personal touch works wonders


Daily life.
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Life goes on in the real world; offer to help


Shopping list
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Put yourself in their place and ask how you can help


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.