Caregivers experience more than just the physical fatigue that comes from their responsibilities. They also report higher levels of depression, stress and other emotional problems. Unfortunately, the issues caregivers face are hard for them to talk about with others.
But the Caregiver Action Network wants to change all that. They have created a special hotline just for caregivers to ask questions and for when they’re in crisis.
According to WKBW, John Schall, CEO of the Caregiver Action Network said:
Caregivers themselves go through feelings of depression, or anger, because this is not what you signed up for. Or guilt that you’re not giving the proper amount of care to a loved one.
This can lead to emotional issues which can then turn into physical problems that will make a caregiver’s job even more difficult. It’s critical for these individuals to seek the proper help as soon as they need it.
The network can also provide information for local support groups and even income assistance for those who’ve had to leave behind jobs.
Any questions or requests are welcome on the hotline.
It’s okay to feel stress. Get help, though. It’s there for you.