Helpline: Caregiving Strategies - Treatment Refusal Support

Importance of Caregivers Help
Many seniors and ailing family members often refuse treatment from their family caregivers, even when they badly need it. You may find it hard to convince the person you care for to follow crucial medical advice. It is essential to empathize with your care recipient and encourage them to follow relevant treatment advice.

Since you have decided to become a caregiver for your loved one, it is your responsibility to provide support and encouragement for the patient as well as yourself. ExtendaTouch members can help you with different caregiving strategies, especially communication strategies, to overcome treatment refusal.

Our fellow caregivers can tell you how to understand the feelings of the care recipient, provide better healthcare, and stay compassionate despite the associated caregiver stress and challenges. They can even offer you helpful advice as to how you can take care of your own well-being while coping with caregiving issues.

Coping With the Challenges of Treatment Refusal
If you feel like you are about to experience caregiver burnout, it is a good idea to get respite care for the patient. By doing so, you will get some time to improve your own well-being, which is vital to provide quality care to your loved one. Discussing your problems and challenges with other family members and getting help from relevant support groups can also be a huge relief.

ExtendaTouch is an online support group for family caregivers like you. Our more experienced members can direct you to helpful caregiving resources to handle treatment refusal and the challenges that come along. Connect with our members who relate to get advice and emotional support.

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isaach
My grandmother had Alzheimer's and was often resistant to taking medication or participating in physical therapy.
JLS
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
andyc, ExtendaTouch facilitator
Care-recipients need to feel in control of their lives. "Asking" is the key. Providing someone the ability to say "no" and then asking again later is key to delivering? that control and works wonders. I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
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DebM
Getting children to take their medications, do exercises, etc that they don't want to do is a challenge. I have become the master of bribes, compromise and learning when to just insist when I am faced with
DarrenInNYC
Elderly mother often refuses to take critical medications because she forgets that they are important for her to take.
Dyann
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