Caring for an elderly or disabled individual is one of the most difficult things you will ever face. Physical issues, emotional issues and often family issues come into play when helping a loved one in their time of need. In fact, your caregiving duties put you at great risk of becoming ill yourself.
"If you are a family caregiver, you are at a greater health risk than your loved one. That’s because by devoting yourself to the needs of someone else, you tend to neglect your own. You may not recognize, or you may ignore, the signs of illness, exhaustion, or depression that you are experiencing. But science has now proven what family caregiver advocates have talked about anecdotally for years: Providing care to someone you love — whether full-time, part-time, or long distance — takes a huge toll, both physically and emotionally.”*
How Sievers Security Can Help
A Medical Alert System from Sievers Security can bring much needed peace of mind, independence and security to your caregiving responsibilities. Our medical alert bracelet, medical alert necklace and Medical Alert System provide a complete medical alarm solution. Knowing that your loved one is protected gives you the ability to take care of yourself, improving your own — and your loved ones — quality of life.
10 Tips for Family Caregivers
Source: National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
A wide range of online resources are available to help you as a caregiver:
The following links represent some of the best medical and social resources available today to help you with your caregiving responsibilities.**
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
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*The Stress of Family Caregiving: Your Health May Be at Risk by Tricia O’Brien which appeared in TAKE CARE! Self-Care for the Family Caregiver, Winter 2006, a publication of the National Family Caregivers Association.
**This list is for reference only. Inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement of Sievers Security or its products or services.