Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress? (Day 2)


Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress? (Day 2)

alone-261840_640As you may know, I’ve been collecting data about your caregiving stress, the overlooked epidemic in our communities. During a webinar on June 22 at Noon ET, I’ll share the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. (Register for a reminder to attend The Family Caregiver’s Stress and to receive a link to the archive.)

We know that caregiving stress can be ongoing. I also believe that caregiver stress is constantly changing, that what stresses you on Monday is replaced by a different stressful situation on Tuesday. To show the constant and changing face of caregiving stress, I’d love for you to tell us about each day’s caregiving stress over a period of five days. Your stories about your day’s caregiving stress will make our data about your caregiving stress that much more compelling.

In our comments section, below, tell us about the stress you're feeling today.

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Worrying about my mom's stomach issues.


My Day 2 stress is juggling Hubby's needs (starting with again changing his sheets and mopping his floor) with working 2 jobs while coordinating my physical therapy with his volunteer who takes him to the gym, then figuring out what dinner to have the caregiver make for him while I'm at job #2 this evening, plus finding a birthday gift that's affordable but nice to give to a good friend tomorrow who takes Hubby out on Wednesdays while I teach private lessons.


My caree's paid caregiveer will not be able to come next week. Will I be able to get a substitute?


Stress today is bill paying... as the last task after working all day, seeing to laundry and other household chores. They just pile one upon another... there's nobody doing one thing while I'm doing another.


Today's stress is the need to start the zinc-boot leg wraps for my dad again, My daily to-do list just keeps growing and growing and growing.

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