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Your stress signs and resources

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Sign 1: Feeling like you have to do it yourself

You answered "no" to this stress sign. However, if you start feeling overwhelmed with caregiving responsibilities in the future, here are some resources to help you:

Respite Care Guide

Respite care guide
Types of respite care services, how to choose one and how to prepare for respite care. Remember, everyone needs a break.

Lotsa Helping Hands

Lotsa Helping Hands
This online calendar helps you schedule weekly needs and organize offers of help from family and friends.

Take care of yourself: 10 ways to be a healthier caregiver

Take care of yourself: 10 ways to be a healthier caregiver
Know the 10 signs of caregiver stress and ways to manage your level of stress.
(6-page brochure)

NEXT SIGN: Withdrawal >


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David P., MSW, LCSW
care consultant

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