Caregiver Self Care
We have to take care of ourselves in order to take care of others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do, but often falls to the bottom of the list. Caregiving can be demanding and leave little time for self-care. Caregivers often neglect their own physical and mental health due to busy schedules. Because of this, caregivers tend to become sick more often than average. Pay attention to your body and make time for yourself. Keeping yourself in good health is an important part of being able to manage daily and future challenges and care for your loved ones even better. Below is information and support resources so you can take better care of your loved ones and yourself.
- Family Caregiver Alliance (800) 445-8106
- LA Caregiver Resource Center- In-person and Online support- CareJourney (855)872-6060
- OC Office of Aging 800.510.2020
- Inland Caregiver Resource Center ;(800) 675-6694
- Riverside County Office of Aging (951) 867-3800
- San Bernardino County Department on Aging: (909) 891-3900
San Diego and Imperial Counties
- Southern Caregiver Resource Center (800) 827-1008
Ventura and Surrounding Counties
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Veterans Association Caregiver Support 1-855-260-3274
Physical and Emotional Health
Family Caregiving Alliance- Discusses effects of caregiving on health and well-being and outlines 8 helpful self-care tools.
Caregiver Stress Fact Sheet
NIA- Explains how physical activity is not only good for your physical health, but also you mental health.
Los Cuidadores y la Depressión (Caregivers and Depression) – Family Caregiver Alliance
Caregiving Self Care Tips and Resources
Find multiple articles, forms, checklists and links to other resources and helpful organizations
Family Caregiver Alliance
Offers a fact sheet on a variety of caregiving topicsEnglish