“How are you doing?” It’s rare that a caregiver is asked that simple question. People usually focus on the one receiving care, not the one giving it.
If a friend’s mom is in the hospital, people want to know how she’s doing. If a relative is in memory care, the family wants to know the latest news. Yet the caregiver’s well-being is equally as important. It often falls on the caregivers themselves to prevent their own burnout. That’s where respite care can help.