Staying Healthy as a Care Partner
Managing your own health and well being while supporting your loved one with Parkinson’s disease sometimes doesn’t feel like a priority.
It can help to remind yourself that in order to care for your loved one, you must also care for yourself. This course explores self-care, time management, and finding resources and support as you work towards integrating your own care into your caregiving routine.
The Importance of Staying Healthy
Caring for Yourself as Parkinson's Advances
Filling Your Tank
Care to Talk: Self Care
Pause and Reflect: Filling Your Tank
Discussing Your Needs
Words to Remember
Prioritizing your Health
Assessing Your Own Needs
The Reality of Caring for Yourself
Pause and Reflect: Practical Self Care
The Value of Support Groups
Care to Talk: Support Groups
Finding the Right Support Group
Find a Support Group through your local Chapter
Community and Online Resources
AARP Key Resources
Finding Affordable in-home care
The Staying Healthy as a Care Partner course is brought to you, in part, by the support of Right at Home and Acorda Therapeutics.
This course is appropriate for all care partners but will be especially helpful for care partners who are earlier on their caregiving journey.
Our hope is that care partners who take this course will:
- Learn ways to better take care of yourself.
- Learn ways to be a better care partner.
- Feel less alone in your challenges to prioritize yourself as the care partner.