Keeping the Care Giver Healthy, Inside and Out
Caring for a loved one during a long or terminal illness can be rewarding, but it comes with a range of challenges that go far beyond grief or weariness.
Kathleen Kellum, psychologist and clinical supervisor at Associates, believes the stressful parts of caregiving can “undo us” without care and community.
“It is vital to use the support systems in your life—professional, personal, and spiritual,” she says. “Make a list of possibilities. There are medical professionals, support groups, counselors, family members, friends, and church supports that are available to you.” READ MORE