Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

Engaging The Patient

When our loved ones are ill, much of our time and focus is devoted to caring for them.

Duties can range from taking physical care of them daily, to driving them to appointments, to reminding them to take their medicine and more.

In any case, it can be frustrating, exhausting and simply emotionally overwhelming.

In most cases, your loved one has a team of healthcare professionals and yourself thinking of their well being and doing their best to care for them.

But, who’s taking care of you?

As HealthGuide, a non-profit source of health information, states, “Pablo Casals, the world-renowned cellist, [once] said, ‘The capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest significance and meaning.’ It’s essential that you receive the support you need, so you don’t lose that capacity. While you’re caring for your loved one, don’t forget about your own needs. Caregivers need care…

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