For Caregivers

The advanced stage of a serious illness can be the most vulnerable and challenging time a person or family will face. There are difficult decisions to make that you may never have thought about before. More than anything, you want your loved one to be comfortable, and your family comforted.

At Butte Home Health and Hospice, we understand and appreciate what you do. Not only do you help with your loved one's physical needs, but you deal with their emotional and spiritual needs as well. At Butte Home Health and Hospice, we look to help you in all of those areas.

Remember to help yourself out as well. We have compiled a few links that we feel will really help you in your journey as a caregiver. We encourage you to not only explore those avenues, but to also Contact Us as well.

HELPFUL LINKS FOR CAREGIVERS

Caregivers are the backbone of our nation's long-term care system.

The physical strains, emotional stresses and even financial hardship of caregiving can be intense, especially as the level of care escalates. Caregivers are so often focused on the person they are caring for that they find it difficult to find care for themselves.

The AARP Public Policy Institute says the unpaid value of the support provided by caregivers is worth billions.

There is help available. We have compiled the links in this page from reputable sources around the internet. We invite you to take some time out for yourself and click on the links below.

A Guide to Taking Care of Yourself

"The care you give to yourself is the care you give to your loved one," a caregiver said. Absolutely the easiest thing for someone to say and the hardest thing to accept is the advice to take care of yourself as a caregiver.

Read more from the Family Caregiver Alliance.

Handbook for Long-Distance Caregivers

Whether you live an hour away or across the country, this booklet offers a roadmap for those new to the challenges of caring from afar for ill or elderly loved ones.

Read this PDF from the Family Caregiver Alliance.

Caregiver Stress Quiz

Are you stressed or strained?

AARP provides an interactive test of your stress level.