Life has a way of changing who we are and what we do. Caregiving is one of these major life changes that often comes as an unexpected surprise in life’s journey. Some volunteer and some are drafted into doing one of the most important roles in our lifetime.
The unpredictable events of caring for another can be overwhelming. Fifty eight percent of caregivers say they find these duties to be moderately or highly stressful according to a study by AARP. They report passing up promotions, working less hours, some moving from full time to part time employment and other dropping out of the labor force all together because of care demands.
Our team worries that many of today’s forty-four million unpaid family caregivers are neglecting their own health as they care for other’s. The illnesses are piling up with physical injuries, sleep disorders, poor diets, lack of exercise and social isolation many caregivers report are jeopardizing the lives of many. https://www.thecaringapp.com/additional-resources/care-management/caregiving/
Self-care is not selfish. We encourage all of today’s caregivers to practice self-care. Speak up and ask for assistance. You do not have to travel this road alone. CreditForCaring curated resources to organize your care journey.
We created this #CreditForCaring product bundle to help you jump start your wellness plan. Credit For Caring aims to recover some of your personal time and energy with our care management tools and resources. We believe that preserving human dignity and independence rank as the highest human aspiration despite any physical limitations that beset us. Our healthcare team believes in proactive planning for life’s what if’s.