A caregiver plays an integral role in the life of a wounded, ill, or injured service member. A tremendous amount of responsibility can be put on the caregiver to meet the physical and psychological demands of the care recipient, and this alone can be more than a full-time job. Even so, many caregivers may also be maintaining a household, caring for children, and providing an income for their family. Due to these responsibilities, a caregiver may lose sight of their own well-being. It is important for caregivers to recognize signs of stress and caregiver fatigue and understand that by taking care of yourself, you can better care for your wounded, ill, or injured service member.
Managing Your Well-being
Coping with Stress
Additional Information and Tools
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