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Note to Caregivers: Take Care of Yourself

Posted on April 03, 2014 by kim

by Director, Corporate/Community Partnerships at People Working Cooperatively, Inc.

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Caring for a loved one can be quite challenging and no matter how much you think you are prepared, no one is ever completely prepared for the job. Your role as caregiver is often a long-term responsibility that may become more difficult over time.

Care for yourself by remembering to:

- Explore caregiver support groups- they can often provide information, insights, discuss challenges and assist in problem solving.

- Take time out for your own exercise, nutrition and to get enough sleep- being in great shape yourself, mentally rested and physically, will help you better care for your loved ones.

- Take advantage of workplace benefits- more and more employers are offering support to their employees who are caregivers, support can be offered such as flextime or alternative scheduling along with access to wellness programs for yourself.

The most important thing to remember: "It's okay to ask for help when you need it" Don't wait until you are overwhelmed or fatigued to reach out for assistance. Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience but be creative about enlisting support !!!

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