Taking Care of the Caregiver
Being a parent is hard work, and when a parent has the additional emotional and physical responsibility of being a caregiver to a family member, it can strain even the most resilient person. It’s important to take advantage of the many resources and tools available to help you provide care for your loved one. Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for anyone else.
The Caregiver Coalition of United Way of Northern New Jersey has resources online and programs to support caregivers, including a handbook: http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/ourwork/heal_caregivers_pathways.php