Take Care of Yourself

Studies consistently show that people who provide care to loved ones suffer from higher levels of depression than their non-caregiving peers. In fact, some studies show that as many as half of adult caregivers show signs of depression.

When you're faced with providing care for a loved one, do not set aside your own needs. You are the most important person in the process. If you allow yourself to "burn out", you can no longer care for your loved one and may find that it's hard to take care of yourself.

To avoid the high levels of stress associated with caregiving:

I'm grateful to have my caregiver  for my companion. She is a beautiful person, plus very helpful in so many ways. She is always willing to help with my need I think we have a wonderful friendship too. She has been with me many years and I hope many more. Right at Home is a very wonderful company and supply many of us with the best of help. My caregiver is always happy and that is great for me cause it's catching. Thank you Right at Home.

Sidney