Caregiver Toolkit > Kidney Transplant
Being a caregiver has benefits. You might be feeling closer to the patient, appreciate the time you get to spend together, and know you’re helping someone you care about.
Being a caregiver is also very difficult. You must take care of the patient’s health and your own health.
It’s easy to forget about your own health when you take care of someone else. Think about traveling on an airplane. Flight attendants tell you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping another person. It is the same fora caregiver, you must take care of yourself to take care of your patient.