Millions of Americans are caregivers for disabled or sick adults. Caring for loved ones is a selfless task that requires a lot of time and attention. Caregiving requires sacrifices and increased responsibilities. Many caregivers ignore their own needs in their devotion to the care of their loved ones. This can lead to fatigue, burnout, and health problems.

At Haven, our mission is to provide comfort, care, and compassion to caregivers. Haven hosts Care for the Caregiver seminars as a community education outreach. Our speakers provide encouragement, address concerns, and offer ways caregivers can take care of themselves during this challenging time. This outreach service is at no cost to those who attend.

For more information on dates, or to bring this outreach service to your organization, please contact us.

Watch this video to see how Haven helped a husband care for his wife.

Caregiver Tips

  • Take care of yourself. It is important to take care of your own mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health.

  • Rest whenever possible. Pace yourself. Let go of chores that are not necessary.
  • Being a caregiver is stressful and can affect your mood and energy level. Do what you can to reduce stress. Let others help you.
  • Keep healthy foods around that need little or no preparation.
  • Trust yourself and your caregiving.
  • Talk with family, friends and Haven staff about your experience as a caregiver.