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Self-Assessment tools to avoid caregiver distress

Nearly one-third of adults living in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress.

In response to this growing issue, Home Instead Senior Care® has launched Family Caregiver Stress ReliefSM at www.FamilyCaregiverStressRelief.com–with new tools to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate.

The Are You a Caregiver Quiz is designed to help a family caregiver self-identify and recognize the role of a caregiver, and the Family Caregiver Distress Assessment allows caregivers to determine their risk for distress and resulting emotional and physical issues. 

“These new resources enable spouses and adult children to understand their role, the stresses they may face as a caregiver, and how that stress might lead to more serious health effects,” said Enedelia Marez, general manager of the local Home Instead Senior Care serving families in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties. “Whether it’s support groups, stress management techniques or respite help, caregivers need to realize the importance of managing their health, too.” 

For information about the services of Home Instead Senior Care, visit www.homeinstead.com.

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