Helpline: Caregiving Strategies Support

Use Caregiving Strategies to Lessen Stress and Provide Quality Care
There is no doubt that caregiving comes with its own unique rewards that can only be felt. At the same time, it is a big responsibility that entails challenges. As the level of care required for your loved one increases, and caregiving becomes a daily routine, you may experience stress. Caregiver stress is common because caregiving can be emotionally and physically draining. Some family caregivers even experience health issues, such as depression and anxiety.

The challenges should not keep you from caring for a family member or friend. Fortunately, there are many strategies that you can use to cope with the challenges and provide better quality care for your loved one. It is a good idea to join a support group to get emotional support and information about different caregiving strategies.

ExtendaTouch is a place where family caregivers meet and exchange ideas, advice, and information, besides supporting each other emotionally. You can use our online helpline for free to improve caregiving and cope with the caregiving challenges.

Getting Support
Discussing your difficulties with family and friends can be a huge relief. Emotional support can lift you up whenever you feel overwhelmed or burn out during your caregiving journey. If you are someone who feels guilty because you are not able to spend time with your loved one who needs care, you can ask our support group members to help you eliminate this guilt.

It is essential to set realistic goals for caregiving, and whenever you feel like you are unable to provide quality care, never hesitate to ask for help from the right people out there. ExtendaTouch is full of such people. They can give you good ideas, information, advice, and emotional support based on their experience. Keep in mind that caregivers need to stay healthy to provide better care. Contact our members now, ask questions, and get help.

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rebekahkelley, Volunteer
Hey everyone! My name is Rebekah and I have worked at a nursing home for the last 9+ years. I would love to help any of you with any caregiving needs that you may have. Please reach out and I would be more than happy to help in any way that I can. Take care, Rebekah K
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Mental health is something we all struggle with from time to time, I’ve been at a low point and bounced back, I can help you too
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Developing strategies that work for all ages including children has been a tricky maze. I have some experience in this subject I can share.
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I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
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I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
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My sister lived in the same town as my dad. I would come to visit for several weeks at a time to help out. We often had different ideas on what should be done. It was challenging to honor each other's positions, help our dad and grow our relationship at the same time.
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My wife is going through Chemo and will start Radiation in January. She had uterine cancer and a full hysterectomy. I am struggling to be a good care giver and am looking for support.
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