A nurse is working with the adult daughter of a man who has Alzheimer's disease. The daughter cares for her father in her home but is becoming exhausted with meeting many demands. Which of the following actions could the nurse take that would help this caregiver to provide for her own needs? Select all that apply.

 

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- Assess what means of support the family has

- Provide information about respite care to the daughter

- Encourage the father to join a support group

- Teach the daughter relaxation techniques

- Provide information about a vacation that the daughter and her father can take together

Rationale

A person who spends a lot of time caring for a patient with dementia is at risk of caregiver role strain. The nurse in this situation should help this client to develop some methods of taking care of herself. The daughter could take time for herself by taking a class or utilizing respite care so that she gets a break.

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