Thank you to Be Independent Home Care for this guest post on self care for carers, featuring an extremely helpful infographic for carers and those around them. This includes simple things that carers can take time to do for themselves and, importantly, how others can empower carers to look after their own wellbeing.
Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding vocations a person can have. However, it can also take a physical and emotional toll on the carer. In fact, research reveals that many professional and family carers alike experience high levels of stress, anxiety, exhaustion and depression. This is often because carers can be so invested in the health and wellbeing of others that they neglect their own needs. Our infographic highlights why self-care is essential for the wellbeing of both caregivers and their patients.