As abilities fade for an aging loved one, a caregiver’s responsibilities and stress increase, often at the risk of the caregiver’s health.
Serving as a healthcare advocate for aging parents or managing daily tasks for an elderly loved one, a caregiver essentially manages two lives.
Eventually, a caregiver may feel as if their own health comes second. Finding support and continually learning new coping mechanisms are essential to health and wellbeing. Here are some ideas for each caregiver’s toolbox.