One of the best forms of "help" a caregiver can ask for is basic moral support. Knowing that someone acknowledges and understands their hard work can be the difference between success and total burnout. A social network is a must for family caregivers.
Becoming a family caregiver can happen slowly or very suddenly, and it is often very overwhelming. Keeping a level head and following a few simple pieces of expert advice can help you start strong and persevere.
Self-care is equally as important as the care you provide for your loved one. If you’re struggling to balance these two priorities, it is time to modify your care plan and explore your options for respite.