For Caregivers

For Caregivers

Caring for a loved one who is at risk for or who is diagnosed with coronavirus can be an overwhelming task.

When you are forced to juggle your own needs with those of your loved one, you may feel alone and isolated, and that your closely held beliefs and values are being challenged. However, there’s no need to suffer in silence. There are things you can do on a daily basis to make the job easier and maintain your own health and quality of life. Here are just a few:

  • Manage your time as efficiently as possible; use a calendar or appointment book.
  • Delegate some tasks such as grocery shopping. Find out what local options you may have for delivery, pick-up, or having another person shop for you.
  • Make time for yourself and keep up your own interests to avoid burnout.
  • Learn all you can about your loved one’s illness; take notes and keep records.
  • Maintain open communication with the health care professionals who are caring for your loved one.
  • Talk about your feelings with your family and friends by phone or social media.


Connect with a professional chaplain who will listen and offer spiritual comfort and support here