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!

10 thoughts on “Caregiver Stress part 10

  1. This is a very insightful article. My oldest sister lives with my mom and stepdad and is a partial caregiver for them since they are elderly and she is a nurse. I know she spends a fair amount of her income to help support them which is quite stressful for her.

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Fat Loss and Fitness 101

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