What to Expect as a Caregiver

As a caregiver, you’re an essential member of our patient care team. You know your loved one best and can help our teams discuss and design the best care plan for their needs.

Caregiver responsibilities often include:

  • Communicating between family and members of the medical team, including physicians, schedulers and insurance representatives
  • Helping patients maintain their home care, including proper hygiene maintenance, medication adherence and at-home exercises
  • Joining patients for appointments related to their care
  • Keeping meals healthy and fridges stocked with nutritious items
  • Managing finances, if needed
  • Providing daily companionship and post-surgery support

Caring for a loved one who is dependent on you is a noble and often taxing responsibility. Caregivers should make sure they are also taking the time to tend to their own whole-person health. That means staying physically well, as well as finding spiritual and emotional support.

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Our experts have spent years perfecting methods of caregiving, so you can have the guidance and support you deserve.

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Tampa Hospital

Here for You Where You Need Us Most

Our team includes an interconnected group of neurology specialists throughout the West Florida area, and our experts are part of a connected network of care to best meet each patient’s unique needs. Regardless of which AdventHealth location you’re closest to, you can expect the same level of dedicated care at every step.

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Count on Our Team to Support You

Every patient has a care team that aims to make navigating health care as worry-free as possible. Your loved one’s team will help support them throughout treatment and ease your mind as a caregiver, too.