Taking Care of You: Tips for the Family Caregiver

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused major life disruptions. In our lifetime, we have never dealt with so many variables impacting caregivers, families, employers, and residents of long-term care facilities. As difficult as this pandemic is, it is important for family caregivers to take care of themselves so they can be their best for others. The following information is a reference to emotions you may experience, reminders for practicing self-care, and guidance for seeking assistance. Link to Taking Care of You PDF.

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Self-care tips:

  • Talk to someone you trust about how you feel. Seek assistance from a mental health professional for support.
  • Take time for you, exercise, take up hobbies, listening to music, read a good book, or watch a movie.
  • Stay informed but limit the amount of news you read or listen to daily.
  • Eat healthy, stay hydrated, and get 7-8 hours of sleep. Go outside for fresh air.