Family Caregivers Should Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has made caring for a loved one even more difficult. Family members caring for a loved one in their home are faced with so many more concerns during this time. But family caregivers should practice self-care.

Simple tasks like shopping for groceries or picking up medication have an added layer of complication and worry. Senior isolation may be a concern. Even making sure your loved one is getting proper nutrition and enough sleep can be a challenge.family caregivers should practice self-care 

Some family caregivers may be without respite care or the help of other family members, making the task of self-care more difficult than it already was. But we know how important it is for family caregivers to practice self-care, especially during a pandemic.

FirstLight’s Nurse Beckie sheds some light on this important topic and offers tips on how family caregivers can practice self-care right now.

Read the original article, published in Seniors Lifestyle Magazine, a hub of news, information, and resources for all of us reaching our 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 100s, and those with aging parents and loved ones to care for.

Have questions about coronavirus testing?

If you’re a family caregiver with questions about when to get tested or when to have your loved one tested for coronavirus, read When to Get Tested for Coronavirus, a resource provided to us by Testing.com.

 

One response to “Family Caregivers Should Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic”

  1. I am taking care of my 80-year old father who is on hemodialysis treatment twice a week. And yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it 3 times more difficult to bring him safely to his treatments. As a family caregiver, i agree with you, self-care should always be practiced.

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