Wednesday, June 26, 2013

5 Valuable Reasons Every Caregiver Should Attend Support Group Meetings

According to many support group leaders, caregivers have five good reasons to attend support group meetings:

1. To Offer Support

Stephanie Layer, a PH patient and Minnesota support group leader, says, “I feel that it is so important for a caregiver to attend support group meetings to show support for the patient. The love and support that caregivers give is the extra strength that helps the patients move forward.”

Living with a chronic illness can often be as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Accompanying a spouse to a support group meeting shows you consider being part of the PH community important. Caregivers who show such understanding and empathy are invaluable.

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