Caregivers who are supported are better able to assist their loved ones, but caregivers tend to focus on their loved one’s health and welfare and neglect their own well-being.
There are many ways caregivers can take time to care for themselves, even as they provide attention to their loved ones wants and/or needs. The following programs may be of interest.
The program works in conjunction with a host of State and community-based services to create a coordinated array of supports for individuals who need them. Learn more and request more information from a local Maryland Access Point office.
Many caregivers find that talking to others who understand the challenges of being a caregiver is a very powerful way of coping. Area Agencies on Aging may offer support groups directly and can link you to available services through Maryland Access Point.
Respite can provide a much-needed break for caregivers. It may be just a few hours or several days in length and can be planned in advance or made available to assist in a crisis/emergency situation. Contact Maryland Access Point to learn about available options.