Caregiver wellness tips
As you learn your new routine as a caregiver, don’t forget to make time for your own wellness. Cooking healthy meals, getting enough sleep and making time to exercise are important for your health and can help you provide better care for your loved one(s).
During this time, it’s important that you feel supported and cared for as well. If you feel overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to find the right help and resources. The CenterWell team welcomes your questions and is happy to assist you with your transition.
Managing caregiver stress and burnout
Caring for someone you love can take a toll on your mental health. In addition to the stress of health complications, you’ll likely be navigating several changing dynamics in your relationship with your loved one. Whether you’re caring for your spouse, parent, child or someone else, it can be challenging to take on a new role.
To avoid stress and burnout, make sure you take time to develop your own routine. Set aside time to enjoy a cup of coffee to yourself, chat with a friend or take a walk. These stress management tools can bolster your wellbeing while you care for your loved one.
If you need help managing the stress of being a caregiver, don’t be afraid to ask for others to help shoulder the responsibilities as well.