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Is caring for a loved one stressful? Try these 10 tips

Monday, March 28 2016 9:04 PM

A stroke. An accident. A debilitating disease.

There are many reasons why people become the primary caregivers for their loved ones.

And while becoming a caregiver is not a role that any of us hopes for, it’s a role that many have taken on. But that role can come with a lot of stress.

It is estimated that 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the past 12 months.

Of these informal caregivers:

  • 34.2 million are providing care to an adult age 50 or older.
  • 38 percent consider their caregiving situation highly stressful.

While nearly half of these caregivers felt that they had no choice in taking on their caregiver role, there are ways to combat the stress of the situation. Check out the infographic below for 10 tips to avoid caregiver burnout.

 

To view the original article on the Good Samaritan Society website, please click here. 

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