Taking Care of Yourself Every day we need to learn a lesson from our caregiving journey. As with the person in the story on Smilecast, it became clear that unlike himself, who could take care of his mom, he had no social support in place should he need care. Taking Care of Yourself – learning how to do when you don’t need it is key. Who will you have important family discussions with to assure your wishes are heard, documented and carried out? I already know who that is in my family!