Caregiving is an act of compassion and dedication for those we love – but it can often come at a price, from caregiver burnout to compassion fatigue. Discover strategies to best care for others and yourself during your caregiving journey.
Caring for a child with special needs: a parents perspective
A Day in the Life -- Caregiver Series
It’s 5.45am and Louise Bell’s* day has begun. In reality, it began around 4am when she was awoken by a piercing alarm warning her that her daughter Tegan’s sugars were dropping to a dangerous level. That wasn’t the first time Louise was up that night. Tegan typically gets up and roams the house around midnight, and will often have at least one screaming fit between dusk and dawn. It's exhausting and it requires being "always-on," but for parents of children with special needs, this is a part of every-day life.
From Homemaker to Caregiver: Prepping Your Home for an Aging Parent
Most of us reach the tipping point at some time in our lives: the moment when we go from being looked after by our parents to realizing the tables have turned and it’s our time to take care of them.
Coping with Caregiver Strain
No matter how special a loved one is to you, life as a caregiver can be exhausting.
In fact, research shows nearly 1 in 4 caregivers spend upward of 41 hours per week providing care. And for many, those hours don’t include the time they dedicate to their own careers, families and life responsibilities.
5 Meditations for Caregivers: Quick Practices to Relieve Stress in 10 minutes or Less
Time is a luxury for caregivers. Tending to the needs of your care recipient, your family, and your personal obligations may leave you with a sense of anxiety, depression, or emotional burnout. While coping with caregiver strain can be a multi-step process, what if you had a simple way to improve your emotional wellbeing?