Be mentally prepared
It is extremely important for a caregiver to be mentally prepared for the task in hand. Most stroke victims go through severe depression and psychological distress, which is likely to test the skills of a caregiver. Mental conditioning should be one of the most important facets of a caregiver’s training, so that he or she is able to adjust to different behaviours of a patient.
Being a professional caregiver or even a family member, you cannot afford to lose patience because that will actually deteriorate the situation.
Physical health of a caregiver
If a caregiver is not at the top of his or her health, he/she would find it extremely hard to take care of the patient. Therefore, it is extremely important for a caregiver not to neglect his/her personal health while looking after the other person. A person is more likely to suffer from mental stress if his or her physical health is not great.
Psychological factors of a caregiver
In order to ensure that the caregiver has lesser stress, you need to give him or her more financial security and chances of a bright future. Career remains one of the most important things for everyone these days and all of us require a secure future to avoid stress.
Knowledge about the disease
A caregiver should have appropriate knowledge about a stroke. In that case, he or she would be in a much better position to understand the behaviour of the patient, resulting in lesser stress. Therefore, knowledge about the disease should also be an important part of the training of a caregiver.