Caregivers


Nearly 80% of adults requiring long-term care depend on a family member to care for them. Unfortunately, many of these caregivers are also trying to maintain a job and/or take care of their own children. Juggling so many responsibilities can be stressful and, because of this, caregivers are at risk for poor health. In fact, a significant number of family caregivers report their health as fair or poor.1 Caregivers often become so overwhelmed they neglect themselves and suffer both physically and mentally. It is important that caregivers take care of themselves so that they can provide the best care to their loved ones.

Resources

Tips for Kidney Caregivers
Tips for Kidney Caregivers (Spanish)
Timely Talks With a Caregiver: Yalonda Moore
Transplant Times With a Transplant Care Partner: Tina Gee
A Caregiver’s Wish List: Tips on How Dialysis Patients Can Help Their Caregivers
ESRD Rockstars
caregiverstress.com

Peer Connection Calls: Caregivers (from the ESRD NCC's National Patient and Family Engagement Learning and Action Network (NPFE-LAN))
May 2020
April 2020
July 2019


1 Caregiving in the United States; National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009. Source: http://www.caregiving.org/data/Caregiving_in_the_US_2009_full_report.pdf