In a household where serious medical illness shows up and a relationship changes from spouse to caregiver and patient, it is very common for caregivers to become clinically depressed or anxious.
The month of November is National Family Caregivers Month! Our state’s family caregivers are the unsung heroes of our medical system, and this month is dedicated to recognizing your effort and sacrifice.
Are you a Millennial Caregiver? Learn more about caregiving and the resources that may be available to you.
Learn more about the California population of family caregivers who are supporting our rapidly growing senior population.
Click here to learn about the three types of adult home care and the benefits it offers for your aging or ailing loved one.
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.
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.
Caregiving often creeps up on you. Gradually, you are doing more and more. At some point, you realize you have made a commitment to take care of someone else.
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.