You’ve not been the same since your dad got sick. In fact, you’re not feeling the best lately either. Last time you were at the doctor your blood pressure was up. And the stress of worrying about whether or not Dad is safe is keeping you awake at night and making it harder to focus at work.
Family caregivers at the end of their rope can look to others for a break to refresh their outlook. Professional caregiving help is one answer.
We often don't understand the many aspects of informal caregiving, including the positive effects it has on the person needing care and the potentially negative consequences it can have for an informal caregiver.
New Home Instead Senior Care Survey/Web Data Indicate Stress Takes a Dramatic Toll on Those Caring for Older Adults