Chronic progressive illness is stressful for both the person who is ill and that person’s loved ones. Caring for someone who is ill can be both rewarding and difficult. There is great value in extending compassion and forgiveness, accepting help from others and taking time to restore your own spirit.
St. Luke’s Hospice Duluth® offers support through social workers, chaplaincy and volunteers to assist you as you care for your loved one and yourself. If at any time you need encouragement, support or assistance in finding additional resources call St. Luke’s Hospice Duluth 218.249.6100.
Coping with Caregiving: An article from the National Institutes of Health on how to care for yourself as you care for others.
Family Caregiver Support Program – Senior Connections, INC: A program in Douglas County, Wisconsin that provides support to caregivers who are caring for a family member over 60.
Caregiver Support – Age Well Arrowhead: Caregiver counseling from a local organization to provide you with support to help care for your loved one.
Caregiver Health – The Alzheimer's Association: Resources to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
Basic Relaxation Script: A script to read to someone to help them relax, by Dr. Martin Rossman.
Guided Meditations: Audio recordings of guided meditations, by Tara Brach.