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FOR CAREGIVERS

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WELCOME

FAMILY, FRIENDS, & CAREGIVERS

Welcome to Luna! We deeply appreciate and recognize the vital role you play in your loved one's journey towards healing and well-being. Your dedication, compassion, and unwavering support create a foundation upon which true recovery and progress can be built. By choosing to be part of this community, you not only become an essential pillar of support for your loved one but also join a family dedicated to understanding, growth, and care. Your commitment illuminates the path to healing, and we are profoundly grateful to walk alongside you in this noble endeavor. Thank you for entrusting us with a part of your loved one's journey. Together, we will make a difference.

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CARETAKER TIPS

Ketamine infusion therapy is an innovative treatment, primarily used for conditions like depression, PTSD, and certain chronic pain disorders. For caretakers supporting a loved one during a ketamine infusion series, ensuring safety, comfort, and emotional support is paramount. Here are some tips to help in that endeavor:

 

Educate Yourself: Familiarize yourself with the ketamine infusion process, its potential effects, and side effects. This will help you understand what your loved one is experiencing and anticipate their needs.

 

Be Present: If your loved one would prefer, try to be present during the infusion. Physical presence can be reassuring.

 

Transportation: Ketamine can affect cognition and motor skills, so ensure that your loved one has a safe ride home post-infusion. Do not let them drive or use public transport alone.

 

Create a Calming Environment: Consider bringing calming music, headphones, an eye mask, or other comfort items that might help create a peaceful setting during the infusion.

 

Stay Calm & Reassuring: Some individuals might experience anxiety or confusion during or after the infusion. Your calm demeanor can provide emotional anchor and comfort.

 

Monitor Post-Infusion: After the infusion, some people might feel disoriented, fatigued, or have temporary memory lapses. Monitor your loved one for any unexpected reactions and provide support as they recover.

 

Encourage Open Communication: Ask them about their experience and how they feel, but also give them space if they're not ready to discuss it. Some experiences can be profound or difficult to articulate.

 

Provide a Quiet Recovery Space: Once home, ensure that your loved one has a quiet, comfortable space to rest and recuperate.

 

Stay Informed: Attend any counseling or informational sessions offered by the community. This will help you stay informed about the treatment's goals and potential outcomes.

 

Consider Professional Support: Encourage your loved one to engage in talk therapy or counseling alongside the ketamine treatments, as it can help process and integrate the experiences.

 

Self-care: Being a caretaker is emotionally demanding. Ensure you also have outlets for stress and avenues for your own support. Taking care of yourself is essential to effectively care for others.

 

Stay Updated: Research around ketamine is ongoing. Stay updated on the latest information, guidelines, and best practices related to ketamine infusion therapy.

 

Seek Feedback: After each session, ask for feedback from your loved one on what you can do better or differently to support them during the next session.

 

Supporting a loved one through ketamine infusion therapy is a significant responsibility, but with proper knowledge, patience, and compassion, caretakers can play an essential role in the treatment's success.

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Questions?

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We understand the immense responsibility and emotional weight you carry in supporting your loved one through their journey. Please know that you're not alone in this. We're here every step of the way, dedicated to guiding you and providing the information and resources you need. Your concerns, questions, and insights are invaluable to us, and we're always available to address any uncertainties you might have. Together, as a unified team, we can ensure that your loved one receives the best care and support possible. Remember, your role as a caretaker is pivotal, and we're here to back you up at every turn.

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