Posted by Eva Owens
The New York Times recently published an essay titled “Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable”:
“Caregiving is done with a lot of love and affection, but there’s a lot of loss involved,” said Carey Wexler Sherman, a gerontologist at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research… Among older people, isolation is linked to depression, even higher mortality.
We’ve long thought of these factors as dangers for the people being cared for. But they also imperil caregivers, who are often older adults as well.
Carina wants to help care providers create more connection in a demanding profession. So we want to hear your ideas for blog topics, tips for self care, or resources you’ve discovered to help with the isolation that is so often present in the work of providing care..
Have an idea to decrease isolation or increase connection? Share it with us in the form below, and we may feature it in an upcoming post on our blog.