As a caregiver, you take care of others. It is just as important to take care of you! Being a special needs caregiver is showing strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.
Caring for someone with special needs can be overwhelming, leaving little or no time for you as caregiver. The job is physically and emotionally demanding, straining you over time.
Parent to Parent NYS produces Text4Caregivers, a free, personalized service that provides timely and relevant self-care, stress management , and informational and resources through text messaging.
Take a break. Get some help. Sign up for Text4Caregivers here.
For more information to help parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities., visit the Parent to Parent of NYS website.