Caring For Yourself

Remember the airplane safety warning: You need to secure your oxygen mask first so that you can help others? But we understand that caring for yourself when you are a family caregiver can be one of the hardest things to do. In this section, you will find important topics and care lounge discussions designed specifically to help you make sure you take good care of yourself while you are caring for others.


Below you will find more specific topic areas that will help you find the information you are looking for.

Balancing Caregiving & Work

More than 60% of family caregivers work full-time while caring for aging parents or a loved one. Learn more about managing the demands at work with the growing needs at home.

Caregiver Relationships

Being a caregiver can impact your relationships with family and friends. This section was designed specifically to help you learn more about managing the relationships in your life with your role as a family caregiver.

Caregiver Well-being

Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient of people. It is important to remember that taking time to care for yourself is not selfish. In fact, it is a crucial part of caregiving and an important factor in your ability to provide quality and loving care to your aging parent or friend.

Respite Care

Caregiving is a demanding job, and no one is equipped to do it alone. Respite care provides short-term breaks that can relieve your stress, restore some of your energy and promote balance in your life.

Care Lounge Community Discussions

See what our community members are saying about caring for yourself. Ask a question, browse answers and learn from others here.

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Local Resources

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