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.

Caregiver Self Care

Support Groups

California

Los Angeles

Orange County

Riverside

San Bernardino

San Diego and Imperial Counties

Ventura and Surrounding Counties

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Veterans

Physical and Emotional Health

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers

Family Caregiving Alliance- Discusses effects of caregiving on health and well-being and outlines 8 helpful self-care tools.

Caregiver Stress Fact Sheet

Office of Woman’s Health- Discusses causes of stress and ways to help prevent and alleviate stress.

English PDF
Spanish PDF

Caregivers and Exercise- Take Time For Yourself- PDF

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

National Caregiver Library

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 topics

English
Spanish
Chinese


10 Tips for Family Caregivers PDF

Additional Community and Health Resources

Respite Information

Hospice and Respite Care- Medicare.gov

English
Spanish

SCAN Healthy At Any Age Podcast

SCAN’s podcast series on mental health covers mental health diagnoses, how to maintain good mental health and handling grief and social isolation.