The challenges of being an at-home caregiver (or even a long-distance one, as in the case of an adult child coordinating the care of a parent from some distance away)
The challenges of being an at-home caregiver (or even a long-distance one, as in the case of an adult child coordinating the care of a parent from some distance away) can be overwhelming, daunting, and exhausting. The experience naturally alters one’s freedom for social interaction beyond the home, and this reality was exacerbated as we lived through the height of the current pandemic. Although caregiving is an expression of love and concern, the constant vigilance required from the caregiver can be emotionally draining and the stress of it can have physical ramifications. Consequently, self-care is an important quality for caregivers to cultivate.
Connecting with other caregivers can help to lighten the emotional load imposed by this ever-increasing phenomenon that has become a part of contemporary American life as our population ages. We hope this gathering will allow for opportunities of sharing, brainstorming, problem-solving, and supportive listening.
The group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00am. This group will meet in the Conference Room at the Boulder Point site of Speare Memorial Hospital. As they become available, relevant handouts and other materials will be offered. Participants for this group are also asked to check in per Speare’s current practice and to bring a mask with them for probable use during the group. The group will end by 12:30pm at the latest, depending on the energy of exchange generated by the participants.
You MUST pre-register in order to participate in this group. Please do so at least 24 hours prior to the meeting date. To register, please contact the facilitator, Guy Tillson, PBCH Hospice Spiritual Counselor and Bereavement Counselor, online via email at email@example.com or by phone at 536-2232, XT 318. He will get back to you as promptly as possible. If you would prefer to participate virtually by ZOOM, please indicate that, and we will attempt to accommodate you. Group size is limited to TEN persons, so registrations will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis.
(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speare Memorial Hospital @ Boulder Point
103 Boulder Point Drive
Pemi-Baker Community HealthNon-profit Home Health Care and Hospice Agency, 50+ years for Grafton County, NH.firstname.lastname@example.org 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH 03264