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Top 5 Negative Effects of Long-term Caregiving

Hands10There are countless positive aspects to long-term caregiving, but those who’ve done it know that there are also negative effects, many lifelong. While some effects have been well studied during this last decade, there are changes that occur within most caregiver’s lives that are hard to measure. Some are nearly universal to caregivers, some perhaps more unique to the individual. Below is a short list from my personal experience when it comes to negative effects of caregiving. You, the reader, may have additions and subtractions if you were to make your own list.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about the top five negative effects of caregiving. Being aware can help you cope:

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Thank you for your comment, Michael! Yes, planning is essential for a smoother transition when we are caregivers. Plans change but it's good to lay out some idea of what will likely happen.

Nice Blog! well-written and well said. I specially liked the 3rd point. Talking about Long term caregiving, Rosewell Home and Residential Care LLC is one of the nice assisted living facility taking care of elders in a nice and professional mannner.

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