As a caregiver, you have a job that changes constantly depending on your loved one’s health and needs. You deal with expectations and feel many emotions. Being a caregiver can be a long journey with many challenges.
The Caregiver's Companion: A Caregiver's Guide to Self Care
Taking Care of Yourself In Mind, Body & Spirit
Taking good care of yourself, also called self-care, is essential to your health and sense of being well. It also helps the loved one you are taking care of.
This guidebook is here to support you, whatever your relationship is to the person you care for. You are husbands and wives, parents and children, friends, relatives and acquaintances. And you are not alone on this journey.
As you work with this guide, you may find healing. But you may not find a cure. “Cure” means the signs and symptoms of disease, injury or loss are completely gone, and this is not always possible. However, healing is a process of recovery, repair and renewal. It is personal, and it can continue throughout your life. Healing can help you and your loved ones live the best life possible.
- For more information on whole person pain care, read Dr. Wayne Jonas’ “Guide to Optimizing Treatment through Integrative Health for People Living with Pain”
- Pocket Guides are also available to help you and your providers understand the science behind specific treatments to see if they might be right for you.
Military and Veteran Caregivers Resources
- A full guide is available for those caring for a service member or veteran
- In Your Journal military guide
Disclaimer: Always talk to your health care provider. All information and stories stated are for information purposes only. The information is not specific medical advice for any individual. The content provided on Dr. Jonas’ website, on his social media channels and in his videos should not substitute medical advice from a health professional.