When you’re juggling the myriad responsibilities and challenges of caring for an older adult, taking care of yourself often falls to the bottom of the endless to-do list. One webinar hopes to change that by teaching caregivers some valuable tips for self-care.
“Self-Care for Caregivers” will be presented virtually Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 12 to 12:20 p.m. EST. Hosted by Elizabeth Miller, a certified caregiving consultant, the event promises to share techniques to incorporate self-care into your day-to-day routine. Miller previously cared for her own aging parents and will discuss the power of self-care to prevent caregiver burnout—and ultimately make you a more effective caregiver.
Self-care is a topic that Miller struggled with herself during her own caregiving journey:
“My parents never focused on their own self-care, so for me, it was really a wake-up call to watch their decline and realize the same would happen to me if I didn’t change course,” she told Woman’s Day. “It’s really difficult to take care of your own health and happiness as a caregiver. We just give, give, give to others, but not to ourselves.”
Miller will be joined by Courtney Brennan of Hero Health, a company working to take “the hassle out of taking meds” through its smart pill dispenser and a medication management app.
“We believe that caregivers are the real heroes,” the company’s website reads. “It’s hard work making sure medications are stocked, sorted and taken correctly. But it’s even harder when doing it for someone you care about.”