Self care is not selfish
Information, training and tips that help you STAY HEALTHY AS A FAMILY CAREGIVER!
Tips on finding the time to eat well, rest, keep doctors’ appointments, exercise.
How to avoid burnout by reducing stress, fatigue, anxiety, guilt, loneliness.
Ways to help yourself believe that you are enough, you’re doing the best you can, and it is ok to ask for help.
Make time for Respite
What is respite and why is it important for caregivers?
No matter how small, find some support
Every caregiver needs some support, make sure you find some for yourself.
Don’t be in the dark about diagnosis, educate yourself!
Learning more about the condition of your loved one can help in many ways.
Keep Meals Simple
Who has time to make big fancy meals anymore? Not caregivers! If you are cooking meals for a loved one, follow one rule: Keep it simple!
The best way to take care of a loved one is to take care of yourself
Too often do not keep up with their own health appointments, and that can lead to the caregiver actually becoming sick and unable to care for their loved one any longer.
Caregivers should be open to technologies and strategies that allow your family member to be as independent as possible.
Be in Their World
As long as their reality is not hurting anyone it is OK to “play along.” Doing this can make for a much calmer conversation and less anxiety for your loved one.
Thoughts on “Young” Caregiving
What do you do if you are in your late 20s or early 30s and suddenly find yourself caring for your parents or another loved one? How is this different? How do you get support?
The Lighter Side of Caregiving
Try to find humor where you can. Here's a link to one place where you will.
Summer heat and sun can be dangerous if precautions are not taken. Here are a few tips and reminders for summer safety for your loved ones and you!