This is a stressful time for everyone, but especially for caregivers who not only have to worry about themselves, but also for their high risk loved ones.
Caregivers are some of the strongest people out there! According to AARP and National Alliance for Caregiving, roughly 21% of Americans are caregivers. However, it was recently found that in the U.S. 2020 found that family caregivers are in worse health than they were five years ago. We know it is easier said than done, but Caregivers, please remember to take care of yourselves just as well as you take care of your loved ones! Some ways to ensure you are taking some time for yourself can be:
- Getting a good nights sleep
- Taking time to do hobbies you enjoy
To find out more about how caregivers can take care of themselves during this crisis, please visit here.
A lot of caregivers may be finding themselves in the long-distance caregiving role during this time. Long-distance caregiving can present unique challenges and you may need additional help. Try reaching out to doctors, the assisted living facility team, or nursing home staff to get up-to-date information about a relative’s health and progress. To find out more, visit here.
Caregiving can be tough, but it can also be one of the most rewarding jobs out there! Thank you to all the caregivers out there, your love and selflessness does not go unnoticed! On the other hand, it can also be very stressful. Tips to help you take back control of your life and deal with daily stressors can be found here.
During the COVID-19 crisis, BlueStar SeniorTech is now offering free care-calls to seniors in need! Know a senior who is isolated during this crisis? We can call daily/weekly, to check up, and to notify family that all is okay. To get this set up for a senior in need, please visit: bluestarseniortech.com/care-calls
To find more resources for caregivers, visit bluestarcaregivers.org.