Take a break from the news. The flow of pandemic-related news is non-stop, and the information seems to change hour by hour. Consult reliable sources (see our recommendations below) and unplug periodically from the news and social media.
Practise self-care. It can be hard to find the time to look after yourself – including exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, seeing friends and doing other things you enjoy – but self-care is essential for caregivers.
Seek support. This will be different for everyone, but sources of support during a difficult time could include friends, family members, support groups, community organizations, crisis lines or health professionals. If you need help to meet your loved one’s care needs, consider professional home care services.