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The Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program empowers caregivers through information, education, support, and services that help enhance their quality of life. Caregivers may experience physical, emotional, and financial strain while caring for a loved one. With this in mind, the Commonwealth offers support resources to ease those stresses and reduce the challenges of caregiving.

Care for the Caregiver

Whether you are just beginning a caregiving role or continuing to care for an older person whose needs are increasing, it’s important to  take care of your own physical and mental health. Remember to recharge and take time for yourself. Rest, maintain healthy eating habits, get enough sleep each night, exercise, and communicate your needs to others when in need of help. Additionally, choose a support group that works to provide education and information to caregivers.

Elder Care

Caregiving Resources

While caregivers can find joy in helping a loved one in their time of need, they often face various strains and challenges along the way. That’s why it’s crucial to remind caregivers to take time for themselves through the resources and support available. Remember to look after those administering care to make sure they are not only properly looking after loved ones, but also themselves.

What are your tips or advice for the caregivers in your life? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @MassGov.

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