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What Should You Not Tell a Caregiver?

What Should You Not Tell a Caregiver?

If your loved one or a friend is a caregiver, you may want to offer compassion and support. However, some phrases can pressure and aggravate caregiver stress, so you should not tell them to a caregiver. So, when offering comfort and empathy to a caregiver, avoid saying things such as:

  • You look tired/exhausted/bad.
  • You should not be sacrificing that much to your (mother, father, spouse, uncle, etc.)
  • Caregiving seems like such a burden. You don’t have life.
  • You should go out more.
  • I don’t know how you do it!
  • You should hire a skilled person to do this job.
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