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Who cares for caregivers when they get sick?

Caregivers are not immune to common illness, e.g., a cold, flu, stomach virus. In fact, the stresses of caregiving often increase their risk of getting sick and may compromise their recovery. Physicians and other healthcare providers should recognize that their patients may be juggling caregiving responsibilities as well as caring for themselves when sick.
Here is a great article from the Washington Post – “Who cares for volunteer caregivers when they get sick?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/12/11/who-cares-volunteer-caregivers-when-they-get-sick/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.45b7c87084e3

  1. Cassidy Woods

    Regardless of what your loved one’s relation may be to the individual they’re caring for, understand that they’ve decided to be the caregiver. So, whatever the situation is, stop judging them and respect your loved one’s decision and support them throughout the time. This will make their caregiving journey a lot easier.