Coping with Role Overload

Caregiver Relaxing to Cope with Role Overload

Help and support are crucial for caregivers. Ask for assistance from family, friends, and professionals to lighten the load.

  • Ask for help and accept it.
  • Set up respite care on a regular basis.
  • Make a list of all the support people that are able to help you out, such as other children, parents, neighbors, and friends.
  • Make a list of the tasks that could be done by other people, such as providing care or running errands.
  • Find out about the home health care services in your area.
  • Talk to a trusted friend or family member.
  • Encourage your loved one to do as much for themselves as possible. This will not only help you, but help your loved one to feel more in control.
  • Give yourself permission to grieve the losses in your life that you experience.
  • Learn to say “no” to things you do not want to do or that are not really necessary.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Drink enough water and other fluids.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Go to regular checkups at the doctor and dentist.

Remember, prioritizing help and support ensures both caregiver well-being and effective care for your loved one.