7 Reasons Why Every Caregiver Deserves a Break
Every caregiver deserves a break, including you! Time away from caring for your loved one is vital to your well-being. Yet, far too often you may find that you are not taking time for self-care that you need and deserve. Perhaps you feel guilty or feel selfish for taking a break as the needs of your love one takes precedence in your life right now. Or you may feel uncomfortable because you do not have access to qualified caregivers or financial resources to pay for a respite provider.
Dr. Beryl Dennis is a full-time caregiver for her mother. In an interview, Dr. Dennis chatted with us about her experience with accessing respite care. She also shares the benefits of taking a break from time-to-time, and how this practice has enhanced her ability to care for her mother long-term.