How Do You “Take a Break” From Caregiving?
Family caregivers — the spouses, partners, family members, friends, and even neighbors who care for someone with ALS all have a challenging responsibility that often goes unnoticed by those outside the ALS community. Being an ALS caregiver can include facing stressful events, changes in symptoms, and other unexpected challenges. Self-care is vital but often is neglected due to having to be on duty day in and day out.
So, with no sick days, vacation, or weekends off, how do you fit in a much-needed break for your mind and body to recoup? What are some of the best “breaks” you experienced? Do you have any tips for new caregivers on what to do and not do?
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