From the Optimal Aging Portal | Responding to and recovering from disasters together
Published: May 20, 2020
While being a caregiver can be a rewarding experience, it can also be challenging. Caregivers often grapple with constantly changing roles, grasping medical knowledge, emotional stress, financial strains, and changing family dynamics; they need greater affirmation and validation of their roles. The COVID-19 global pandemic has added a layer of complexity for caregivers who have had to practice physical distancing, while potentially taking on more responsibilities such as grocery shopping for their loved ones.
If you or someone you know is a caregiver, the following resources may help you navigate through these current challenging times and in the future.
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The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (mcmasteroptimalaging.org), a unique online health resource created by McMaster University to support the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population, is highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.