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


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

As 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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I care for my Mother after my Dad passed 3 years go. My older Brother passed in 2003 to Colon Cancer. I understand the stress well. As Caregivers we have a lot on our plates. I also work and maintain a social life. Is it easy? NO. I feel the stress and demands on my time and I can only handle so much. I'm relying more on In Home Senior Care to look after my Mother. There's only so much of me to go around and it has taken its toll. The take away here is we all need to make time for ourselves and take a break when we need to. I feel a sense of overwhelm and sadness over the loss I have experienced. I get depressed and emotional at times. I've had discussions with others and they encourage me to take a break. They're right.


Stress is when you allow extra time to get to a Doctor Appointment (transfers from transport chair, to stair lift, to car, driving time, parking situations etc..) then before your ready to go out the door, the person your caring for has to be put on the commode for NO.2 ..... and CAN'T GO !

Lillie Fuller

Stress is when you don't have the funds to do what you need to do. In today's case, I didn't have the money to pick up a prescription I need but I will have it tomorrow!!!