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Caregiving Help Guide
Being a family caregiver can be challenging. When you’re devoting yourself to the unpaid care of an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member, you can start to feel isolated, exhausted, and overwhelmed. But help is available. You’re not alone.
There are numerous resources and community services available for caregivers. You can also turn to friends and family members for both practical and emotional support. Throughout the caregiving process, make sure to take care of yourself. When you’re healthy, calm, and focused, you’ll be a better caregiver.
Making decisions and caring for a loved one can trigger many difficult emotions and lots of family differences when you most need to be calm and focused. Helpguide's free Bring Your Life into Balance mindfulness toolkit can teach you skills for managing overwhelming stress and emotions to help you make better decisions and cope with the changes associated with caring for a loved one.