Self-Care for Caregivers
For many, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. Traveling, visiting family and friends, decorating, indulging in traditions — it truly is the season for spending time with loved ones and making memories. But for family caregivers, that may not always be the case.
The holidays can take a major toll on you as a family caregiver. Care.com provides some helpful tips so you can focus on having more meaningful time with your loved ones.
Ask for and accept help
Keep it simple
- Is this something my loved one will enjoy?
- Am I doing/attending this because I feel like I have to?
- Will this event or activity cause me more stress?
- Will I get to spend quality time with my loved one?
Caregiver Support Groups
The Caregiver Foundation
Project Dana caregiver support group
Project Dana's mission is to provide compassionate support and services to Hawaii's kupuna and their caregivers. Caregiver support group meetings are being held virtually online through Zoom. Please contact Maria Morales at (808) 945-3736 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special Parent Information Network (SPIN)
SPIN is a parent to parent organization in Hawaii that provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. Their array of support groups specialize in various needs. Please contact them at (808) 586-8126 or email: email@example.com for more information.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Hawaii
NAMI Hawaii is committed to offering community-focused education, support, and advocacy programs for family caregivers and individuals living in recovery from mental illness. Online programs require registration. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.