Support for Caregivers

woman in wheelchair and caregiver

Many adults make a commitment to show their love by becoming a full or part-time caregiver for an older parent or another family member.  This can be a fulfilling and satisfying role, but it can also cause fatigue and stress in the caregiver, who is often working and raising a family as well.  A therapist can be a trusted support person to help the caregiver utilize local community resources and share the care giving responsibilities with others.    Therapy also provides a place the caregiver can identify and acknowledge his/her needs and plan for good self-care while taking steps to manage physical and emotional stress.   

Elderly man and daughter