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Chances are you know someone who is providing full or part time care to an older relative. Many times these caregivers are also juggling full-time jobs, children, and other daily chores and errands. The never-ending daily responsibilities mean that caregiver burnout is a real threat. As a friend or family member of the caregiver, it is important to find ways to support them. Many people feel that this is an impossible task that can only be done by a trained professional or that the only way to provide support is through emotional care and concern. However, many caregivers need friends and family to help perform “doing acts,” since, simply put, it is hard to juggle tasks and get everything done in a twenty-four hour day. There are many tasks and functions that friends can assume to aid their friends or family who are caregivers.
How can you help the family caregivers in your life? Here are some ideas.
If you feel that your loved one needs additional support, Abramson Care Advisors can help. A senior care expert is available to talk, for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 215.371.3400.