Resources for the Only Child Caregiver

By Roz Jones

Being an only child caregiver, can feel very isolating. You may feel like you’re way in over your head and you have no one to turn to for help or support. But there are many resources available to only child caregivers. Here are a few of the best:

The National Caregivers Library

The National Caregivers Library is a great starting point. They have information on everything from how to deal with difficult behaviors to managing your own stress levels. You can also find support groups in your area or join an online community of caregivers. These groups can be a valuable source of support and information.

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network is a national Family Caregiver Support Program. They offer educational materials, peer support, and referrals to local programs. They also have an online forum where caregivers can connect with each other.

National Alliance for Caregiving 

The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit organization that offers support and resources for caregivers. They offer educational webinars, a caregiving library, and an online community.

Talk To Your Family and Friends

You should also talk to your family and friends about your new role. They may be able to offer help and support that you didn’t even know you needed. And don’t forget to take care of yourself. This is a difficult time, and it’s important to make sure that you’re taking care of your own needs as well as your aging loved one’s

Being a caregiver is never easy, but it’s especially challenging when you’re doing it alone. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help you through this tough time. Take advantage of them, and lean on your support system—you’ll get through this!


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Caregiving As An Only child

By Roz Jones

As an only child, you may have thought that you would never find yourself in the role of caregiver. But as your parents age, it’s important to be prepared for the possibility that you may need to step in and provide care. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you find yourself in the role of caregiver for an aging parent.

Be Prepared for Higher Expenses

As your parents age, they may need help with day-to-day tasks like cooking, cleaning, and bathing. They may also need assistance with medications and transportation. If you live in a different city than your parents, you may need to travel back and forth frequently to provide care. All of these factors can add up to higher expenses. So it’s important to be prepared financially if you find yourself in the role of caregiver. You may need to make some sacrifices in other areas of your life in order to accommodate the increased expenses. But it’s important to remember that your parents have sacrificed a lot for you over the years, and this is just one way you can show your love and appreciation for them.

Make Time for Yourself

Caregiving can be a full-time job, and it’s important to take some time for yourself amid all the chaos. Make sure to schedule some “me” time into your week so that you can de-stress and recharge. Whether it’s going for a walk, reading your favorite book, or taking a yoga class, taking some time for yourself will help you be a better caregiver in the long run. You might also want to consider joining a support group for caregivers so that you can connect with others who are going through similar experiences. 

Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario 

No one likes to think about worst-case scenarios, but it’s important to be prepared nonetheless. If your parents don’t have a will or power of attorney in place, now is the time to help them get those documents in order. That way, if something happens and they’re unable to make decisions for themselves, you’ll be prepared. It’s also important to have a conversation with your parents about their wishes regarding end-of-life care so that you know what they want and don’t want in case they’re ever unable to communicate those wishes themselves. 

Providing care for an aging parent can be difficult, both emotionally and financially. But by being prepared and taking some time for yourself, you can make the transition smoother for both you and your loved ones.


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Caregiving can be a roller coaster of ups and downs. The information that you will receive from The Caregiver Cafe Weekly Specials Newsletter will support you as a caregiver. Remember…

1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The problems you face as a caregiver are experienced by other caregivers. Knowing that you’re not alone can be comforting. 

2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver.