You are Supported!

  1. Take care of yourself: As a caregiver, it is sometimes very easy to “forget” yourself in the process of taking care of a loved one. But to do that, would put you in a situation where you are not your best self and open you up to illness and bad health. Remember to take care of yourself- something as simple as taking a walk, shopping or stepping away from the moment, will give you a chance to recover and see things even better.
  2. Remove the Guilt: Don’t ever allow yourself to get to the point, where you begin to feel guilty. You are doing amazing work by taking care of your loved one. Feeling guilty is an added burden that you do not need.
  3. Ask for help: Remember to ask for help when you need it. It could be that volunteer who offered to run errands for you, or maybe that person who you trust, who offered to watch your loved one while you ran errands. Asking for help does not undermine what you do, or your love for your loved one. Asking for help is an added benefit as it shows that you are willing to do what it takes in caring for your loved one.
  4. Join a Support Group:  It does not mean that you have to contribute unless you are comfortable doing so, but it provides you an opportunity to find helpful tips that other families may have used that worked well for them. It also opens your eyes to new possibilities.

Direct Service Workforce Grant

This grant assisted us in providing fuel and bonus assistance to our care-givers.