Although it’s highly gratifying, serving as a family caregiver can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. Adding numerous holiday activities to an already full plate can push even the most seasoned caregiver to the breaking point.
Bearing the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be extremely stressful. Not only does meeting the daily needs of the one you’re caring for create stress, but having your own needs met can be very challenging and cause additional stress for you. This can result in physical and emotional trauma for you and potentially diminished care for the person you’re caring for.