How Expensive is Caregiving to Your Health Part 3?

So is Caregiving expensive to your health?

You can set yourself up for an unhealthy future with caregiving a Loved One?

Care givers are so busy caring for other people, they can put their own health at risk, due to health behaviours &  choices which can cause higher rates of poor health, sooner and later.

30.1% of Caregivers between 45-64 are more likely to be obese.

Caregiving can bring additional stress, worry & burden. Without caring for your own health needs.

It can be very expensive in healthcare issues.

Taking small steps, every day can help you avoid them and bring more balance into your life.

  • Do you do ½ hour exercise everyday?
  • Is your weight appropriate for your height?
  • Do you do every week something for fun, play games or go to movies

 If you are experiencing any stressor due to caregiving or life, remember talking to someone as a sounding board can help put things into perspective. A doctor or health professional can also help.

Today write down steps so you can manage your life better – so it doesn’t have to be expensive to your own health care, now or later.

Remember you were created to be a human being not a human doing!

 Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are Wellbeing!

How Expensive is Caregiving to Your Health Part 2

So is Caregiving expensive to your health?

You can set yourself up for an unhealthy future with caregiving a Loved One?

Care givers are so busy caring for other people, they can put their own health at risk, due to health behaviours &  choices which can cause higher rates of poor health, sooner and later.

15.9% of Caregivers of all ages are more likely to smoke.

Caregiving can bring additional stress, worry & burden. Without caring for your own health needs.

It can be very expensive in healthcare issues.

Taking small steps, every day can help you avoid them and bring more balance into your life.

  • Do you do every week something for fun, play games or go to the movies?
  • Do you take timeout, quiet time to think everyday to meditate and pray?
  • Do you do 1/2 hour exercise everyday?

If you are experiencing any stressor due to caregiving or life, remember talking to someone as a sounding board can help put things into perspective. A doctor or health professional can also help.

Today write down steps so you can manage your life better – so it doesn’t have to be expensive to your own health care, now or later.

Remember you were created to be a human being not a human doing!

 Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are Strength!

 

How Expensive is Caregiving to Your Health Part 1?

Is Caregiving expensive to your health.

You can set yourself up for an unhealthy future with caregiving a Loved One?

Care givers are so busy caring for other people, they can put their own health at risk, due to health behaviours & choices which can cause higher rates of poor health, sooner and later.

Caregivers are often providing between 20 to 36 hours a week of care for a friend or relative who can no longer do things for themselves such as bathing, shopping, managing medications or paying bills.

Caregiving can bring additional stress, worry & burden. Without caring for your own health needs.

It can be very expensive in healthcare issues.

Taking small steps, every day can help you avoid them and bring more balance into your life.

  • Do you take time out every week, one full day off a week to give your mind and body time to restore.  Can’t take a whole day, do you take mini-breaks?
  • Are you sleeping 6-7 hours every night?
  • Everyday do you do something for fun e.g. play a game or go to a movie?

If you are experiencing any stressor due to caregiving or life, remember talking to someone as a sounding board can help put things into perspective. A doctor or health professional can also help.

Today write down steps so you can manage your life better – so it doesn’t have to be expensive to your own health care, now or later.

Remember you were created to be a human being not a human doing!

 Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are a Manager!

Caregiver Stress part 10

Hey Dad, can I have, $30 I’m going to the movies with friends…

Hey Mum, can I have, $50 I need new shoes…

Hey Son, I can’t afford to get my heart medicine this week…

Hey Daughter, I need to get a walker, I’m becoming too fragile to walk with a stick anymore…

The first two statements as parents we are expecting, our kids need help.

The last two statements we may not be expecting our parents needing financial help with medicine or items to help support them to live at home.

In caregiving, there can be many positive stressors – you bring skills, knowledge & abilities to caregiving, you can feel good about – Self Esteem, Helping, Appreciation, Caring & Giving Back to your Loved One. 

In caregiving, there can be many negative stressors, Today let’s look at Financial

Research shows, the average, Caregiver is contributing more then $250 per month to help care for their Loved One.

That is at least $62.50 per week, that’s a minimum of $3250 per year.

If you are struggling to eet the needs of growing children & aging parents, you are part of the Sandwich Generation.

62% of Caregivers work full or part time.

Then come hope to work an additional 36 hours per week.

These are considered the Health Hazards of helping a Loved One.

This is the Financial Health Hazards.

Yet when you are aware, you can make little changes.

Today write down who or what ways, you can ask family or friends to help support your Loved One financially?

Remember you were created to be a critical connection!

 Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You lend a hand!

Caregiver Stress Part 9

Ever had friends visiting…from out of town.

When an unexpected family member arrives also from out of town!

You know, the reason the person is there.

To discuss the details of a combined family party coming.

You didn’t invite your current out of town friends to for travelling purposes.

Your family member is wanting to talk about things.

You obviously don’t want to discuss in-front of everyone.

You see the side glances, the long pauses, the deep breaths & the head shaking.

It can feel awkward, unpleasant, and uncomfortable.

Social challenges can happen regularly, so you politely talk to your family member on the corner of the table, quickly and say goodbye.

And then you can relax with your friend again.

In caregiving, there can be many positive stressors – you bring skills, knowledge & abilities to caregiving, you can feel good about – Self Esteem, Helping, Appreciation, Caring & Giving Back to your Loved One. 

In caregiving, there can be many negative stressors, Today lets look at Social.

Whether social status, inappropriate words, choices of topic or connection challenges. Some social situations can be stressful for an individual or group.

Social stressors are typically the most frequent type of stressor, that people experience.

Perhaps, You want to invite friend/friends to stay the weekend, but your caring for your Loved One.

 And It’s just not socially acceptable or safe, for your friend/friends or your Loved One.

It can just cause, You to be stressed and that leads to everyone feeling uncomfortable, and awkward.

62% of Caregivers of all ages work full or part time and then come home to work up to an additional 36 hours a week, almost as much as an additional full time job!

Also as Caregivers emotions can interfere a lot with you social life.

As a Caregiver you need to avoid setting yourself up for an unhealthy future, if your not prepared. you can be setting yourself up for poor health.

These are considered the Health Hazards of helping a Loved One.

Yet when you are aware – You can make little changes to help.

Write how you can improve your Social Space, who can you call on to give you support, so you don’t need to feel guilty or worry about your Loved One while Your enjoying your social life?

Remember you were created to enjoy connecting – you are a social being – not a social doing!

 Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are community!