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.
6 Tips To Improve Your Quality of Life As A Caregiver
Are you a caregiver who loves being able to take care of your elderly parent but is feeling overwhelmed by the scope of your role? Or perhaps your partner or close friend spends a significant amount of their time taking care of a loved one and you see the strain it is taking on them... From feelings of isolation and frustration to anxiety and lack of sleep, the caregiver struggle is real (and widespread).
Caring for Caregivers: How to Prioritize your Self-Care as a Caregiver
Caregiving can be stressful. You take responsibility for another person and have less time for yourself. According to the Mayo Clinic, caregiving can lead to a host of stress-related health issues, such as sleep loss, headaches, alcohol abuse, and more. This is why caring for caregivers (that’s you!) is important.
7 signs you have officially become your loved one's caregiver
Change comes in many guises. Sometimes, it’s drastic, taking our breath away. We find ourselves struggling to comprehend what just happened. Other times, it creeps up on us slowly -- gently nudging us down a path until we startlingly find ourselves in a somewhat foreign place. Becoming our loved one’s caregiver can fall into either category. And yet when it is the slow, incremental journey that leads us there, we often don’t recognize that we are officially wearing that hat. But we are!