“You can’t care for someone else if you don’t know how to take care of yourself!”
– A caregiver from Hamilton, ON
How are you managing? Caregivers may experience stress that can impact their health. It is important to recognize when you, the caregiver, are feeling this way. Identifying and talking about stress are the first steps to feeling better.
The following are some common warning signs of stress. Do any of these statements sound familiar to you?
If one or more of these statements sound like you some or most of the time, you may be experiencing caregiver stress. Activity 1.2
The Ontario Caregiver Organization offers a quiz that encourages reflection on how you are feeling about the level of stress in your life. You can take the quiz here: Check In On You
The Ontario Caregiver Organization also offers a Caregiver Checklist that guides you in identifying and assessing your caregiving responsibilities and prioritizes areas where you may need support.