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Williman, A. (2019, June 12). 4 Tips for Preventing Social Isolation. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/4-tips-for-preventing-social-isolation.

Ciancibello, A. (2019, June 12). Resources for Finding Home Care for a Loved One. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/resources-for-finding-home-care-for-a-loved-one.

Bibbo, J. (2019, June 12). Taking Care of a Pet for a Loved One Has Hidden Benefits. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/caregiver-stress/taking-care-of-a-pet-for-a-loved-one-has-hidden-benefits.

Managing Caregiver Stress

Though caregiving may bring us many positive opportunities to spend time with and provide support for a loved one, we may also regularly encounter stressful situations and struggle to find that elusive work-life balance. In fact, research shows that being a caregiver is “among the most stressful, emotionally burdensome and physically demanding roles a person can take on.” At times, the uplifting feelings of helping someone may ease the energy-draining emotions of caregiving. But caring for someone with a chronic illness can impact all aspects of life, from medical and physical health to financial and relational well-being.

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By Lisa Weitzman | 06/12/2019

Caring From a Distance

Do you have to travel over 60 minutes to reach your loved one? Does this distance sometimes interfere with your caregiving responsibilities or prevent you from giving the care your loved one needs? If so, you may be considered a long-distance caregiver. Providing care from afar can complicate the caregiving experience, but there are tools, resources and new technological advancements that can help us all approach the distance in a more effective way.

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By Sara Powers, PhD | 06/12/2019