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Caring for the Caregivers

Thursday, November 05, 2015

sailrightCaregivers devote themselves to loved ones — often ignoring their own needs in the process.  As we mark National Family Caregivers Month in November, acknowledge the efforts of caregivers in your life and find ways to ease the burden so they can recharge and tend to their health:

  • Prepare a special meal that will provide delicious leftovers.
  • Offer to fill in for a few hours.
  • Plan an outing with them and arrange for someone trustworthy to provide care.
  • Watch for signs of depression and recommend professional help if needed.

Caregivers, take the gift of time to:

  • Get regular healthcare checkups and monitor your health the way you are monitoring your loved ones.
  • Spend time with friends.
  • Join a support group. Morris and Sussex Counties have a vibrant Caregiver Coalition where people who are caring for others join together to share information and socialize.
  • Eat sensibly and find the time for regular exercise (walking is a great option).
  • Seek professional help if you feel overwhelmed.

NewBridge Services provides support through its counseling services. Caregivers whose loved one is enrolled in NewBridge@Home, a free service providing in-home counseling to homebound seniors and individuals with physical challenges, can receive services through that program. If you or someone you know could use a hand taking care of a loved one, visit NewBridge at or call (973) 316-9333.

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