responsibilities can seem overwhelming. We want to honor and respect those
for whom we are caring; however, there are so many other responsibilities.
Juggling family, job, church, and care giving is so emotionally,
spiritually, and physically draining.
Self Help for the
Informal care giving is a challenging, yet rewarding experience.
Understanding how to balance responsibilities by taking care of your needs
and involving others helps manage the natural stress and isolation of
being a caregiver. Here we will encourage self care, provide emotional
support to caregivers in a safe and nonjudgmental environment and offer
access to available resources.
Know YOU have
enormous influence – both Positive and Negative
Eat healthy and get enough REST
Take ONE day at a time
TALK to others about how you feel
Set BOUNDARIES for yourself and for your loved one
Set up a BACKUP plan
Remember you are part of a TEAM
Make PERSONAL time to re-energize yourself
Communicate YOUR needs and concerns
LAUGH and keep your sense of humor
Be an ENCOURAGER
Write down a list of all the things your loved one can still do
Journal your feeling and thoughts