Caregivers are selfless.
They continually push aside their own needs and emotions to devote all their energy and time to care for another. “Care for the caregiver” is a common phrase used. In all honesty, what caregiver has time to care for themselves? Is this even realistic? This week’s guest on Caregivers’ Circle, Eleanor Silverberg, author of Keeping it Together, A Self-Development Guide for Family Caregivers, discusses the importance of caregiver self-care and offers simple and realistic ways for caregivers to maintain their own health and sanity.
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Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on…
Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on Dementia and decision-making capacity. She works with seniors living autonomously, in care facilities, in acute care at the hospital, and who are living with family. Stephanie also provides training and consultation to families, the Alzheimer’s Society, community groups, financial and legal institutions and at professional conferences. She hosts her own weekly podcast called Caregivers’ Circle. She founded Erickson Resource Group which offers holistic services to seniors and their families. Check out her free guide to initiating conversations with aging relatives.