In a lot of ways, caregivers are unsung heroes in their communities. Devoting your time to the well-being of someone — no matter their age — who can’t always navigate daily activities on their own can be both physically and mentally exhausting some days.
Still, being a caregiver to someone with a disability is incredibly rewarding. Our mission at Accessible Accommodation is to help individuals with disabilities thrive no matter where their travels take them. With that in mind, our guest blogger Janet Campbell (the creator of Elder Spark), has put together a resource list that we hope will help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those they support.
For those considering becoming a caregiver for their parent or another senior loved one, it’s important to think about the full reality of what it will entail. This guide lays out the considerations adult children should make.
Caregiver stress is a huge risk. This article offers insight on the signs of burnout and self-care tips for coping with this high-pressure job.
Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s is a huge undertaking. This guide discusses what it entails and is a helpful resource for anyone considering taking on the role themselves or hiring a professional.
This checklist is a great plan of action for finding a qualified and compassionate healthcare provider no matter what kind of caregiver you’re looking for.
There may come a point when a senior can’t safely live at home, even with the help of a caregiver. This guide explains professional care options for outside of the home and how to know when the time to make the transition is right.
Providing care for a loved one can be costly, but this resource guide from Services Australia offers information on how to find financial support for services and equipment.
If you aren’t a caregiver yourself but want to show your support to those who are, consider a few of these ideas to help ease their stress — and in turn, improve their loved one or client’s wellness.
Being a caregiver certainly comes with challenges, but it’s rewarding work — not to mention, a truly heroic endeavor. The resources above can help these amazing individuals take better care of themselves and those they’re devoted to.
Supportive Resources for Caregivers: A Resource Guide from Accessible Accommodation has been written by Janet Campbell, the creator of Elder Spark, which aims to help seniors find resources and motivation to stay fit in their golden years. At ElderSpark.com, they want to encourage people of all ages to live their healthiest and happiest lives ever.
Check out our other blog posts with helpful tips for people with disabilities and their carers HERE>
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