Caregiving for People Living with an Advancing Illness
Caregiving can be both a rewarding and difficult experience. When caregiving goes on for a long period of time, or when there are specific challenges in providing care, a caregiver may feel taxed and stressed. Feeling frustrated and upset can have serious consequences for both the caregiver, the person they are caring for and other family members, and is an important sign that it is time to seek help.
Learning new strategies in caring for the person and in caring for yourself can help to reduce stress. The Home Health nurse can teach family and caregivers useful approaches and techniques to give comfort care, and make practical suggestions to address any symptoms and caregiving concerns.