​​​​​NorthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging

​510 W 29th St., PO Box 610 Hays, KS 67601 | call/text: 785-628-8204 | 800-432-7422

fax: 785-628-6096 | nwkaaa@nwkaaa.org

Helping Seniors Remain Independent in the 18 Counties of Northwest Kansas

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​​What the First-time Caregiver Needs to Know
by Carol Nelson​, RN, BSN, MBA

Everyone ages, and there comes a time when older or ailing loved ones need help. Oftentimes friends or family members rise to the occasion to assist them. If you’re one of those first-time family caregivers, you are not alone.
If you’re caring for a grandparent, parent or other loved one for the first time, there will be both challenges and rewards in the months ahead. It can be difficult, and you might not even be sure where to start. Don’t despair, though. Here is what you need to know. ...