Caring Resources for YOU: A Caregiver’s Support Guide
Today, there are over 40 million family caregivers in the United States. While 83% view caregiving as a positive experience, 55% are exhausted — physically and emotionally. How are you feeling?
Your role as a home care or hospice caregiver can be both rewarding and challenging. If you’re caring for a seriously ill or terminal family member, your caregiving responsibilities may increase over time as their health declines, which can impact your own health. You may become more susceptible to exhaustion and burnout as your duties become all-consuming.
But having the right resources at your fingertips can help make your well-being a priority, too.
Keeping self-care top of mind
Signs of caregiver stress include:
- Feeling overwhelmed or overly tired
- A loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
- Physical symptoms, such as unexplained pain or headaches
Your ailing loved one needs you at your best to help them live their best. So if you’re in need of support, check out the following resources:
- AARP Family Caregiving. In addition to valuable information on handling medical issues, home safety and legal issues, this site offers resources for caregiver life balance and much more.
- Caregiver.com. From articles and book clubs to podcasts and conferences, this resource has it all for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.
- Caregiver Action Network. Chat with other caregivers in an online forum or learn more about caring based on your loved one’s condition. This resource helps to ensure that caregivers are heard, informed and supported on their journey.
- Caregivers USA. Find free and confidential services through nationwide, community-based caregiver support services for individuals providing care for a family member or friend.
- AssistedLiving.org. Learn about the benefits of respite care and search online directories to find respite caregivers in your community.
- AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line: (877) 333-5885 toll-free. Stress less about finding local resources for your patient. Connect with a live person to assist you in locating those resources.
Because you never know what the future holds…
No one plans to be ill or in need of home care, but life happens. If you’re an older homeowner, do what you can now to protect yourself and your loved ones from the financial strain of health challenges.
A reverse mortgage loan allows you to leverage your home equity all while you continue to live in and own your home. You may access the funds as a lump sum, monthly payments or even a line of credit that’s there† if and when you need it. The best part is you can use the funds as you wish to create a more comfortable lifestyle. From covering medical costs to renovating your home to supplementing your income, the choice is yours. Of course, you must stay current with loan obligations such as taxes, maintenance and homeowners insurance.
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