For Caregivers

Reclaiming Intimacy - For Caregivers

In certain caregiving situations, intimacy and sexual activities take a back seat to the more important role of caring for their loved one. Providing this vital care for another does not negate the needs of the caregiver. Caregivers need self-care, support, time for themselves, intimacy, and so much more to avoid caregiver burn-out. Here you can utilize information and resources to broaden your knowledge of being a caregiver, or to prepare yourself for your upcoming caregiving journey.

Caregivers: Part 1

Caregiving is an amazing gift that you can give someone else but is also physically exhausting and emotionally taxing. In some cases depression and withdrawing from life can result. In this article learn options for caregivers to reach out to those like them and find some comfort in being reminded that they are not alone.

Resources for Caregivers

This resource list can be beneficial for caregivers when they need to reach out to an organization that specializes in their patients type of cancer or illness. Many of these organizations also have websites that you can find with a simple internet search to have even more information at your fingertips.

Support for Caregivers

Caregiving is one of the most important and most exhausting job on the planet. Reclaiming Intimacy has compiled a listing of organizations and groups that have been working to help caregivers along with the wide variety of support options. Share these resources with a caregiver in your life for critical information.

Care for Caregivers

Caregiving for cancer patients and the terminally ill is a stressful job that takes a fast toll. If you have or know a person who is proving care for another ill human in their lives, take action to help them and make sure they have what they need to stay physically, mentally and emotionally fit during this trying time.

How to Begin

Learn how to create your initial plan for caregiving, whether a short or long term situation. Caregivers face stress and knowing what is expected, needed and desired can help the patient heal and return to their normal lives. It is also important for the caregiver to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Your New Roles

Here you can learn about the different stages of caregiving at various times during the treatment journey and learn what to expect. Caregivers need to take care of their personal mental, physical and emotional state to ensure that their patient can recover and get back to their usual quality of life.

Ignoring Mental Health

The importance of mental health for the overall healing of the patient is a must, and we must work harder to ensure patients have the information they need to seek out the help they need. This article discusses the importance of lessening the stigma of mental illness in relation to medical issues and cancer.

Insurance, Bills & Finances

A caregiver may be asked to step into a role which involves handling certain monetary related aspects like hospital bills, insurance issues, and prescription costs. In this article, learn tips on handling the financial side of caregiving correctly, with suggestions on how to make the process run as smoothly as possible.

Caregiving: Relationships & Resentments

Caregiving for your spouse can be an emotionally and physically taxing time than can bring up anger and resentments in your marriage. Here you can learn why these feelings often occur, the most common triggers for these building resentments, and tips on how to curb them to focus on your marriage and taking care of your partner.

Elderly Care Resources: Personal Security

Caregiving: personal, home and phone safety is an all too real issue. Elderly Care Resources is a linked partner organization that focuses on caregiving and the elderly. This article shares tips on how to keep the seniors and elderly in your life safe in their home, personal lives, and how to avoid phone scams.

How to Help New Caregivers Succeed

Some people may not be ready to jump into the caregiving role without some guidance. Taking steps to ensure that your new caregiver succeeds is not only beneficial to you as the patient, but for the caregiver to know they are doing their best for the patient. Here you can learn how to plan for caregiving situations and ensure that all aspects of care are being covered.

Rebuilding Your Life After the Loss

Caregiving demands a great deal of life changes in order to meet the care needs of a terminally-ill loved one, diminishing focus on one’s own life. Here you can learn the tips to work towards healing, realizing your identity, and reclaiming your life after caregiving.