Posted on: November 7, 2013
Caring for the Caregiver
November is National Caregivers Month
Are you one of the 46 million people in the U.S. who are caring for an ailing family member or close friend? Being a “caregiver” can be emotionally, physically, and financially stressful. Research from the National Family Caregivers Alliance shows that family caregivers can suffer from poor health and up to 50% of all caregivers report feeling depressed.
So what can you do? The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center at Northern Westchester Hospital offers a few suggestions to help you reduce your stress: Continue reading
Posted on: November 16, 2012
by Jerri Rosenfeld, LMSW and Rita Hayes, LCSW, courtesy of the Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center
Every year the holiday season brings unique challenges to almost everyone. But for caregivers who have loved ones in the hospital or are caretaking someone at home, the holidays can be a time of stress, frustration and exhaustion, instead of peace and good will. This year everyone in our community has struggled with Hurricane Sandy, experiencing power-outages for many days, cold temperatures, and extensive damage to homes and property. While everyone is recuperating from the aftermath and tremendous stress of this event, the holiday season is quickly approaching.