Amy O’Rourke is one of America’s top advocates for caregivers and families, and she is offering tips to help you become your loved one’s best advocate. She explains why you have to be forceful and patient when it comes to advocating for your loved one. Get her tips for communicating with physicians and getting them to slow down and take the time to make thoughtful decisions about your loved one’s future.
Here are Amy’s three Takeaways:
1. Be patient. Encourage your care team, including physicians, to hit pause before make big decisions.
2. Be firm. These are you and your loved one’s decisions to make and sometimes that means going against your physician’s advice.
3. Remember you’re advocating for your loved one, not yourself. Follow their values.