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Ciancibello, A. (2019, June 12). Resources for Finding Home Care for a Loved One. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/resources-for-finding-home-care-for-a-loved-one.
Bibbo, J. (2019, June 12). Taking Care of a Pet for a Loved One Has Hidden Benefits. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/caregiver-stress/taking-care-of-a-pet-for-a-loved-one-has-hidden-benefits.
Managing Caregiver Stress
Though caregiving may bring us many positive opportunities to spend time with and provide support for a loved one, we may also regularly encounter stressful situations and struggle to find that elusive work-life balance. In fact, research shows that being a caregiver is “among the most stressful, emotionally burdensome and physically demanding roles a person can take on.” At times, the uplifting feelings of helping someone may ease the energy-draining emotions of caregiving. But caring for someone with a chronic illness can impact all aspects of life, from medical and physical health to financial and relational well-being.Read More
Caring From a Distance
Do you have to travel over 60 minutes to reach your loved one? Does this distance sometimes interfere with your caregiving responsibilities or prevent you from giving the care your loved one needs? If so, you may be considered a long-distance caregiver. Providing care from afar can complicate the caregiving experience, but there are tools, resources and new technological advancements that can help us all approach the distance in a more effective way.Read More
The Impact of Caregiving on Family Members and Friends
Family members and friends provide an average of 80% of the help needed by older adults who are unable to independently complete all their daily activities due to an illness or disability. While assistance from professionals or paid helpers may also be beneficial, most of the time, family members and friends are the main source of support, with one or more assisting and serving in the role of caregiver.Read More