Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too.
As a caregiver, it may be tempting to leave your full-time job or to work part time, however, there are consequences.
Do you help care for a loved one at home or check on them out of town? You want to help your loved ones stay as healthy as they can be. But it can be hard to manage their medicines and medical devices. Changes in their treatment can also be a challenge.
Respite care helps provide a break for live-in caregivers including family members or professionals. Caregivers may need respite care for just long enough to run important errands, or they might need help to care for their loved ones while they’re out of town for several days or weeks.