Mind Your Mental Health - Reactions to Caregiving
Caregiving can trigger a host of difficult emotions, including anger, fear, resentment, guilt, helplessness and grief. It’s important to acknowledge and accept what you’re feeling, both good and bad. Don’t beat yourself up over your doubts and frustrations. These feelings don’t mean that you resent your family member—they simply mean you’re human.
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Tune in for insights and resources from medical social worker Chuck Bongiovanni.
Chuck Bongiovanni is a Certified Franchise Executive and the founder of CarePatrol Franchise Systems, the largest franchised senior placement company in the nation with over 150 offices. His Social Work background made him the natural pioneer of the senior placement and referral industry for the past 27 years. In his placement agent career, he and his company placed over 100,000 seniors in assisted living and residential homes across the country.
Chuck has been a franchisor for 11 years, and under his leadership, CarePatrol received over 40 franchise industry awards, including the prestigious Franchisee Satisfaction Hall of Fame by the Franchise Business Review and INC. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Privately-Held Company in America.
He is the Past-President of The National Placement and Referral Alliance (NPRAlliance.org), the national trade association for the Referral and Placement Industry.
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- Learn what is caregiver stress
- Tips for managing caregiver stress
- Learn about helpful resources to manage caregiver stress
- Reactions to Caregiving: What You May Be Feeling
- 20 Signs Your Loved One May Need More Help
- Loneliness and Social Isolation — Tips for Staying Connected
- 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help
- Mental Health Resources for caregivers