Caregiving During COVID-19: Be Well With These 6 Tips
During periods of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, caregivers should develop habits and strategies to maintain their own well-being and health.
Caregivers: If You’re Feeling Overwhelmed, HALT
HALT is an acronym: caregivers should not let themselves get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired. You're not alone, VITAS can help.
7 Tips for Long Distance CaregiversMillions of Americans provide some level of care for a loved one who is far away, which can bring added stress. These tips can help.
Are You Guilty of CWE: Caregiving While Employed?If you value your job and honor your loved one, you should be able to be both a good caregiver and a good employee. Here are some ways to succeed at both.
Caregiver Stress and Heart Disease RiskThe stress of caring for a loved one while juggling other responsibilities can affect a caregiver's heart health. Here are some ways to alleviate that medical concern.
Caring for the CaregiverCaregivers need to take care of their own needs if they are going to give their best to the loved one they're supporting. Here are some ways to do that.
How Respite Care Brings Relief for Caregiver Burnout
Hospice respite care allows a family caregiver to get a break from caregiving duties while the patient is cared for in a Medicare-certified inpatient facility.
Taking Care of a Loved One After a Heart Attack
The patient feels fragile, the caregiver feels frightened and life feels different. But life goes on. Here's some advice on how to make the best of the time the patient and loved ones have together.
Signs of Caregiver Burnout and How to Prevent ItThe signs include a lack of energy, a feeling of hopelessness, and lowered resistance to illness. See the rest of the indicators and some tips for coping with the stress of being a caregiver.
Care Where You Need It
Hospice isn't a place. The VITAS interdisciplinary hospice team delivers care to wherever you call home:
- a private residence
- assisted living community
- nursing home