Although it’s highly gratifying, serving as a family caregiver can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. Adding numerous holiday activities to an already full plate can push even the most seasoned caregiver to the breaking point.
Family caregivers spend an average of more than 24 hours a week helping their loved ones continue to live at home. Unfortunately, this time commitment and all the other obligations a caregiver has often put their physical and mental health at the bottom of their to-do list.
It takes a lot of different qualities to be good at anything, including caregiving. A job where you’re putting widgets into a box takes a whole different set of qualities than it does for a caregiver who invests themselves in another human being every day.