The Depletion Cycle

We all begin with the USUAL STRESS OF LIFE

Then the ADDED RESPONSIBILITIES OF CAREGIVNG:

SHORT-TERM, LONG-TERM, INDEFINITE…

Which, over time lead to DEPLETION, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL

Through WORRY, FINANCIAL CONCERNS, LOSS OF SLEEP, FATIGUE,

ACTUAL BODY STRAIN, ISOLATION, TIME COMMITMENT

The Caregiver Seeks Support:

A NEED TO FEEL, VENT, PROCESS

THE ACCUMULATED STRESS OF CAREGIVING

CAN EITHER BE TRANSFERRED TO OTHERS,

FAMILY, FRIENDS, SOURCES OF SUPPORT, LEADING TO THE

DEPLETION OF OTHERS WHO CARE>>>

OR

THE CAREGIVER CAN SEEK NOURISHMENT

ADOPTING HEALTHY SELF-CARE STRATEGIES, ASKING FOR HELP,

AND SHARING CONCERNS WITH FRIENDS AND CARE TEAM

RESULTING IN RENEWAL ~ RESILIENT, RECHARGED, RESTED, READY

FINDING A BALANCE OF CAREGIVING AND SELF-CARE

ABLE TO MANAGE AND GROW IN AN INTEGRATED WAY,

WHILE ENCOUNTERING AND HANDLING THE USUAL STRESS OF LIFE ^

Download a caregiver needs assessment form.

(This form is in both normal and large sized print.)

C. 2005 Turning Institute

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