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Understanding caregiver self-care through a spiritual lens

Part of our “Leading the Way for YOU” Educational Speaker Series

Are you caring for an older loved one and feel stuck, guilty or alone? Or all the above? Self-care is necessary when you are physically, emotionally and socially affected. Your spirituality can be a helpful resource and provide a sense of connectedness you may be missing. Executive Director of Spiritual Life, Rev. Howard L. West, has helped individuals recognize and appreciate the caregiving journey and find more positive, helpful ways to manage the commitment and sacrifice that benefit the loved one and the caregiver.

In this “Understanding Caregiver Self-Care through a Spiritual Lens” video, Rev. West guides families on topics such as:

  •  Dealing better with being caregivers through spirituality
  •  Addressing secondary losses: loss of independence, being productive, self-esteem, individualism and social connections
  • Helping you manage overwhelming emotions and frustration as a caregiver• Overcoming guilt you may feel when doing something to take care of yourself

Be sure to view other videos and helpful tips here. We are here for you to answer any questions or provide options for you and your family.

This educational resource is available for our sister, not-for-profit community in Harrisburg, Ecumenical Retirement Community as well.

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