Helpline: Caregiving Strategies - Time Management Support

Time Management Caregiver
Family caregivers don’t get much time to spare, and even when they get some extra time, they’re likely to experience physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. Caring for aging parents, spouses, or an ailing friend or family member involves many responsibilities. Senior care involves challenges, and feeling overwhelmed and drained is common in long run home care. Proper time management can help you cope with these challenges.

Caregivers need to realize that time management is vital to care for yourself and your loved one. Caregivers who manage their time can handle stress more effectively, besides providing quality care to the care recipient. Creating priorities list and assigning time to each element on the list is also essential for your well-being. Moreover, decluttering and organizing caregiving for your loved one can help you manage your time.

You can ask our fellow caregivers at the ExtendaTouch support group for ideas, advice, and information about effective time management for caregivers. They can share their experience with you and recommend practical tools and tips that worked for them.

Get Help
If you’re experiencing caregiver stress and feel like you have no time for yourself, consider getting respite care for your loved one. Discuss your plan with your family members and head over to support groups for information and support. Taking a short break can restore your physical and emotional energy. You will also get the chance to work on a proper time management plan during this time.

ExtendaTouch is an online support group where family caregivers come together to discuss ideas, share useful information, and extend emotional support to each other. Our members are eager to support you. Request contact with our helpful members now and start exchanging information.

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People laugh because I know what I am doing, etc for weeks in advance. It's the only way I can survive my crazy schedule of school, doctors, PT/OT and more that my loved one needs to thrive. I'd love to share life hacks, fast ways to do things (cooking/cleaning hacks), multitasking and more. I always like to learn and share.
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
Having a full-time job and going to school full time can be quite a bit. How can one manage their time better throughout the week to have more free time to relax the mind?