So You're a Caregiver... Now What?

Caregivers provide a wide range of nursing, homemaking, social, emotional, and financial services on a daily or intermittent basis. Whether you were thrust into the role of caregiver rather suddenly or gradually over time, you may feel unprepared, alone, and overwhelmed by what is expected of you.

While each caregiving circumstance is challenging and unique, your individual experience can greatly improve with the practice of a few general strategies. Through our caregivers site, the Arthritis Foundation addresses the common needs, concerns, and struggles of family caregivers. Let us help you help your loved one. 

 

Providing Care for Children

Caring for a child with a prolonged or chronic illness is stressful and draining -- mentally, physically, and emotionally. When a child has Juvenile Arthritis, the entire family is negatively impacted. Let Arthritis Foundation help. We'll share some strategies to care for your child, help you identify potential problems, and point out some workable solutions.

 

Providing Care for Your Parents

Caring for a parent suffering from arthritis is a tough responsibility -- one which carries a host of difficult decisions and issues with which you may have little or no experience. Too often, caregivers feel overwhelmed, isolated, and trapped. Let Arthritis Foundation help. We'll share some strategies to care for your parent, help you identify potential problems, and point out some workable solutions.

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