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Caring For Yourself While Caring For Others

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You're at work. The phone rings. Caller ID shows it's your mom. You sigh. Shake your head and wish the call would just go away. You think, "I was just there. What does she need now? How am I possibly going to get my work done?"

Most caregivers have other important and pressing responsibilities, so the added responsibility of caring for a senior loved one is likely to cause both emotional and physical stress on the caregiver. In fact, according to a survey by Home Instead, 31% of family caregivers admit they'd like more help.

The first step in dealing with caregiver stress is to recognize the physical signs.


Articles, Resources & Videos

CBS' Employee Benefits Help Ensure Working Caregivers' Peace of Mind

One of the most valuable employee eldercare benefits offered to working family caregivers at the mass media company CBS could be peace of mind, noted Vice President of Human Resources Specialty Services Michelle Martin.

Caregiver Friendly Business Practices

"Each day, all across North America, franchise owners and their CAREGivers see the strain that family caregiving is placing on individuals who are trying to do their best to work and care for aging loved ones. It's a balancing act that often leaves employers and employees frustrated. Our hope is to encourage both to look for ways to make family caregiving a win-win in the workplace."

Resources

A list of resources for the Daughters in the Workplace program.

5 Tips Every Family Caregiver Needs

5 Tips Every Family Caregiver Needs (Canada)

Home Instead CAREGiver taking care of elderly man.

Fill Caregiver Void by Helping Others

The toll of caring for an aging loved one is not to be under-estimated. Family caregivers can count the costs in their own illness, irritability and impact on the job. The effects can last long after the caregiving is done.

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