Tips for Caregivers | Whittier, CA | PIH Health

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Tips for Caregivers

Avoid caregiver fatigue and reduce your stress with these tips from the experts at PIH Health.

Factors that Contribute to Stress

The emotions and stress you may feel as a caregiver come from both the specific situation and your perception of it. Your stress may be related to:

  • Financial concerns
  • Lack of communication
  • Lack of resources
  • Loss of freedom
  • The type and level of support from family and friends
  • Your ability to cope
  • Your relationship with the person you care for

What You Can Do

Research shows a close connection between stress and health. You’ll be a better caregiver when you find ways to reduce stress and care for your own mental and physical health. Some things you can do include:

  • Identify what you can and cannot change
  • Eat nutritious meals
  • Engage in conversations
  • Get enough sleep
  • Get plenty of exercise
  • Give yourself some space to breathe
  • Manage your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions
  • Practice positive self-talk
  • Reward yourself
  • Take action to manage your stress

Get Support

Caregiver burden and fatigue can affect your health. Discuss your concerns with your doctor to get the support you need.