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What advice do you give family members who are primary caregiver for someone with a spinal cord injury?

What advice do you give family members who are primary caregiver for someone with a spinal cord injury?

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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I would recommend that you try to identity what the most stressful parts of the care are, and if you could identify someone else to do those parts of the care—especially as you’re aging too, because maybe as time goes on, you can’t do that. May... Show More

I would recommend that you try to identity what the most stressful parts of the care are, and if you could identify someone else to do those parts of the care—especially as you’re aging too, because maybe as time goes on, you can’t do that. Maybe you have aging parents providing care for a quad son, and as time goes on, you can’t do the transfers, you can’t do the bowel program, whatever the case may be—that’s the part you hire out care for. You identify what the most stressful parts of the care are for you. But if you have to do it, then can you get help with the housekeeping, can other people help you out with other parts of the care to take some of that burden off of you?

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What advice do you give family members who are primary caregiver for someone with a spinal cord injury?

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Kathy Hulse
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I would recommend that you try to identity what the most stressful parts of the care are, and if you could identify someone else to do those parts of the care—especially as you’re aging too, because maybe as time goes on, you can’t do that. Maybe you have aging parents providing care for a quad son, and as time goes on, you can’t do the transfers, you can’t do the bowel program, whatever the case may be—that’s the part you hire out care for. You identify what the most stressful parts of the care are for you. But if you have to do it, then can you get help with the housekeeping, can other people help you out with other parts of the care to take some of that burden off of you?

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