I just came across a really excellent website, with a tremendous wealth of resources for caregivers. It is www.caring.com and it features the trademarked subheading: You're there for them. We're here for you!, which I think really says it all.
The article that caught my attention initially is one titled, "Five 10-minute pick-me-ups for Caregiver Stress", which has some great suggestions for quick stress relief. There are also some 5-minute pick me ups, if you are pressed for time :)
Their site map headings include Senior Housing, Caregiving at Home, Health A-Z, Money & Legal, Cargiver Wellness, and My Caring (your personalized info and logon) . Some of these topics have already been featured in this blog, some are new, all are good ideas. So, happy exploring! This site has a great deal of depth, and a huge range of caregiver issues, so it will take you a while to investigate all it has to offer. I've signed up for their email newsletter, so will keep you posted as to how good that is, as well.
Karen is a compassionate, enthusiastic student of life, who cared for her mother for 17 years. She brings her insights, compassion, experience and desire to share knowledge and healing to this ongoing conversation with others on the caregiving path. If you are caring for a parent, spouse, friend or other loved one this site offers sanity-saving tips, open-hearted self-care ideas, and an open forum for discussion, connection and sharing resources for the journey.
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