“Family caregivers provide an unheralded service that is central to the structure of our families and society. Let’s honor them by acknowledging the magnitude of their role and advancing real solutions to lighten the load that they carry for us all.” -Richard Burke, president and CEO of Fallon Health
Over the years, the Caregiver Connection blog has had many posts about self-care for caregivers. In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, we’ve collected several of them for you here for easy reference.
Many people find it hard to like winter. Add the challenges of caregiving in the age of COVID-19 to the cold, snow, ice and long nights, and this becomes a season that’s even harder to deal with.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get through the cold months safely and even happily.
Family caregivers and all types of health care professionals have had to drastically change their routines and expectations during this time of COVID-19 and “social distancing.” Social worker Emily Lemire discusses ways to keep your social connections and adapt to circumstances.
Kathleen Greer, an expert on employee assistance programs, knows there’s no way to be prepared for your “new normal” when you're a caregiver. But what if you had a resource at your fingertips that could provide some emotional support for you—and the information and resources you need to help plan for your loved one’s care?