Caring for a wounded hero can be demanding physically, psychologically and financially. Oftentimes caregivers also have many other responsibilities, such as work, managing bills, and taking care of children. Caregivers tend to spend long hours caring for their loved one and neglect their own personal health.
Respite Care may be available to those who qualify. It is short-term care for a patient intended to provide a break for the primary care giver.
Make time for yourself
Join a caregiver support group
In a support group for caregivers, you can talk things over with other caregivers. People may talk about their feelings and trade advice. Others may just want to listen. This could give you some ideas for coping. It may also help you know you aren't alone.
Our printable Wounded Warrior Caregiver Guide features tips, important phone numbers and resources to help make life easier.