General Tips for Family Caregivers
Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers
(This article appeared in our newsletter with permission of Family Caregiver Alliance / National Center on Caregiving. More information: www.caregiver.org/fact-sheets )
It can be hard to focus on your own needs when you are caring for a hospice patient. If you share care-giving duties, the stress of care-giving may create tensions among family and friends, even as you pull together to care for your loved one.
Taking care of yourself may seem selfish, but it is a necessity, and finding ways to replenish yourself is essential.
Here are some suggestions that may help.
We are here to support you and your loved ones in ways that respect your beliefs, values, and personal needs. If you would like to talk, if you would like reassurance, or if you need support from our professionals or volunteers to give you a break from care-giving, please call us at 301 921 4400.
Resources for Caregivers
Education on End of Life: