Burnt out on caregiving? Exhaustion, stress, depression are all understandable – an estimated 40% of caregivers report feeling overwhelmed with the non-stop nature of being a caregiver.
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Taking on a caregiving role is a full time job. Unfortunately, there isn’t a guaranteed paycheck for caregivers, however, there are several ways caregiving families may obtain financial relief for specific purposes, such as for respite care or to purchase goods and services and – in some cases – pay for caregiving.
Working as a caregiver for an elderly or disabled family member is often new territory for many caregivers. Your local Caregiver Resource Center is here for you: you are not alone.
As caregivers we love working with our loved ones to encourage positive engagement in the outside world. Time in the sunlight and fresh air is revitalizing to us all, especially to patients that often spend most, if not all, of their time confined indoors.
With this blog, Lauren hopes to not only bring the quiet prevalence of dementia to the forefront of public conversation, but to also connect the millions of caregivers who may feel isolated and misunderstood.
The CRCs offer a secure online portal to easily access quality information, support, and resources, tailored to your experience and the needs of your care recipient.
Often, entering into the world of caregiving is not an active choice, but a gradual (or sudden!) transition based on the health of our family members and loved ones. People who become caregivers enter this role as adult-children or siblings, friends or neighbors, caring for their family members and close friends when it becomes evident that self-care is no longer enough.