Helpline: Caregiver Support - Holidays/Birthdays Support

Why Caregiver Celebrations Are Important
Caregivers know that their life is demanding and full of challenges. Being at the center of caring for a loved one often causes caregivers to lose sight of their own wellbeing. Taking care of patients is a difficult job. It can get overwhelming and stressful at times. You may feel exhausted and burned out. Not caring for yourself during caregiving can affect your mental and physical health.

As a caregiver, you are responsible for your own happiness and health, besides being in-charge of caregiving for your loved one. This is why you need to involve your friends and family and get together on different occasions. You have the right to celebrate the holidays and participate in birthdays, be it your s or a friend or family member. If you know a caregiver, extend encouragement and assistance to them.

If you are a caregiver and ever feel lonely and exhausted with no people around to share your feelings, you can head over to ExtendaTouch to connect with our fellow caregivers. They can not only provide you emotional support and information but also cheer you up.

Caregiver Celebrations Program
There are occasions throughout the year that different organizations organize caregiver celebrations. During these events, caregivers are appreciated, and their work is recognized. It also provides caregivers the opportunity to come together, exchange ideas and information, and get emotional support. It is important for caregivers to keep track of such events and try to participate in them.

Our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch can provide you more information about such celebration programs. You can request contact with our members who relate and coordinate to attend caregiver appreciation events in your area.

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We work with families, host events and create special events for children on special days.
I care for my uncle with Huntington's disease. He is very introverted and has a big phobia of public interactions, therefore, big holiday gatherings were virtually impossible to get him to attend.
Including disabled children in important family days and finding exciting birthday adventures can be key to getting your child to develop social skills so necessary in life. I'd be glad to share ideas.