It’s no secret, being a caregiver is sometimes challenging and overwhelming. When caring for someone else, it’s easy to put your own needs aside. The following resources contain tips for self-care, workshops that help you to cope with the stresses of caregiver and options for getting a break.
As a caregiver, you spend a lot of time caring for your loved one and as a result, you may forget the most important person in the equation, YOU! AARP has identified some tips for practicing self-care.
Learning How to Take Care of Yourself
Understanding what stress is the first step. BakerRipley offers two stress management classes that provide caregivers with the tools needed to care for themselves:
1) Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6 week program that helps family caregivers to build coping skills and learn techniques for self-care that reduce the stress of caring for an older loved one.
2) Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers is a 9 week program focused on education, support, and stress management using a holistic approach to address the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of caregivers.
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Another way to manage stress is through getting a break from your role as a caregiver. Visit our respite page to learn more about the types of respite and the resources available to pay for it.