Christmastime can be particularly difficult for caregivers. When you are responsible for the health and well being of someone else every day of the year including holidays, you may feel like you cannot participate in events as you would like.
Category: Caregiver Burnout
Caregivers are susceptible to stress, anxiety and fatigue, society executive director Diane MacDougall said. That’s in part due to a lack of communication in the health care system, she said.
Professional-services firm will let employees take up to 16 weeks for range of caregiving The latest step in family-friendly benefits: paid leave for all caregiving, including eldercare. In recent years, a parade of blue chip employers, mainly in the technology, financial-services and professional-services industries, have been competing to offer ever more generous parental-leave benefits. On … Continued
Ann Brenoff, senior writer/columnist for The Huffington Post candidly shares her personal experience and emotional response to suddenly becoming the primary caregiver for her spouse. Earlier this summer, I joined the ranks of the nation’s 34 million family caregivers. I became the primary caregiver to my husband, a role I was neither expecting, trained for, … Continued
Caregiver burnout is no joking matter, or is it?
Caregivers: If you need help, ask for it.
More than anything, the grief or loss I feel is in the form of loneliness.
It’s hard to know where to begin caring for someone, and caregiving is typically not a role anyone has training for!
When speaking to caregivers, conversations can be especially fraught.
I enjoy speaking to groups on a variety of caregiving issues.