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Community and Internet Resources

Health and Care: Care For Caregivers

This page offers resources for the health and well being of Caregivers. If you are a caregiver of a person with disabilities, it is recognized that you have embarked on one of the most important things you will ever do, but often with the primary focus of health and well being on the individual receiving care and the strain of being a caregiver, the caregiver's own health and well being can be jeobardized. The following resources offer information on assisting caregivers in their own health and care.
New Horizons Un-limited is not endorsing and assumes no responsibility in guaranteeing the products, services, programs or conditions as described. If you are interested in a resource listed below, call or contact the resource to verify the current situation. Evaluate the information, analyze your unique circumstances, use your best judgement and make your own decisions when using the information. Before making any change, consult your health care professional.


New Sign American Heart Association: Heart of Giving offers this section on their website for caregivers. Concerned with the health and well being of the caregiver, this website offers tips on keeping oneself healthy during the journey of caregiving for another individual. There are several sections on Caregiver Rights, Reality Check, Rejuvenate, Reach Out, Responsibility, Refresh, Replenish and Resources, all geared toward keeping the caregiver healthy and paying attention to one's own needs during the journey of caregiving.

New Sign National Caregiving Library: Caring for the Caregiver offers this section on the website for caring for the caregiver. Several topics and articles on caring for your health including a self-assessment questionnaire.

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