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Caregiving

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Caregiving is among the greatest gifts we have to give a loved one, but it can also be one of the most demanding. In order to avoid burnout, it’s important for caregivers to make their own wellness a priority.

When you’re devoting yourself to the unpaid care of an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member, you can start to feel isolated, exhausted, and overwhelmed. But help is available. You’re not alone.

There are numerous resources and community services available for caregivers. You can also turn to friends and family members for both practical and emotional support. Throughout the caregiving process, you will need to balance your own needs with those of the person you are caring for in order to function at your best.

 
 

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What is caregiving?

Caregiving is the act of providing help and support to people who are sick, disabled, or unable to take care of their daily needs. The person who needs care may be an adult, such as a spouse or an elderly relative, or a child with special needs. Caregiving can involve numerous tasks, such as giving medicine, cleaning, cooking, shopping, paying bills, and helping the person bathe, dress, and eat. Caregivers are are also a key provider of emotional support.

 
 

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Woman drinkingCaregiving Support and Help: Feeling overwhelmed by your caregiving duties? These tips can help you accept your feelings, attend to your own health and well-being, and get the support you need while caring for someone you love. MORE »

Caregiver Stress and Burnout: If the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it can take a toll on your health, relationships, and state of mind—eventually leading to burnout. That’s why making time to rest, relax, and recharge isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. MORE »

Late Stage and End-of-Life Care: In the final stages of many terminal illnesses, care priorities tend to shift. Anticipating the demands of end-of-life caregiving can help ease the journey from care and grief towards acceptance and healing. MORE »

 
 

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