CARING FOR CAREGIVERS
Every day, in every community around the world, people provide care for those who need it most, often altering their daily routines or putting their own lives on hold to ensure that an ill or disabled loved one has the support they need. Known as caregivers, these individuals often get little recognition or support for the work they do, but they play an essential role in securing healthcare.
While there are emotional rewards in caring for a loved one, many caregivers soon find that they themselves need support. The logistics of pursuing an education or profession while being a caregiver can lead to problems such as absenteeism and workday interruptions. These and other care-related stress factors can have an impact on a caregiver’s health and well-being, affect important relationships in their lives and even result in financial pressures.
To help support the often-overlooked needs of caregivers, these resources are available: