Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress (Day 4)?

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Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress (Day 4)?

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rock-and-hard-placeAs you may know, I’ve been collecting data about your caregiving stress, the overlooked epidemic in our communities. During a recent webinar, The Family Caregiver’s Stress, I shared the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress.

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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Desiree

This day's stress was, having no time to come here to read or post, until the following day.

frogger16

stress was being sick the last half of the day. I had alarms set up for DH to take his meds but he ended up missing a dose and loseing a dose (dropped it somewhere)....the dog needed taking potty (no way I could manage it), the dishes & laundry werent going anywhere & would wait......its an uneasy feeling & stressful when you the caregiver gets sick even for half a day.

BeccaB

Feeling burned out..... how to regroup.

Lillie Fuller

Today's caregiver stress is all about taking care of both Mom and myself. Thankfully my son took half a day off work and was home by noon to help me. I love my kids!

Christine

Today I am contemplating caregiver stress-loneliness.\r\n\r\nFor a variety of reasons (illness, location, even selfishness) family care-giving often lands on one person. Full time care-giving away from the workplace can be an especially lonely experience. What is especially frustrating is that people think that you do nothing all day! In the workplace too, co-workers rarely understand. Other family members can be all advice but have no idea what is involved. Healthcare professionals have barely the time to deal with the caree's emergency, let alone chat. Therefore, social outlets are an important part of a caregiver's self-care. That is why this website is so important.