We posed the following question to some notable leaders in the caregiving community. Here is the response from Gary Barg, CEO of caregiver.com and Editor in Chief of Today’s Caregiver Magazine:
If you could give a caregiver only ONE piece of advice for their self-care, what would it be?
“The most important thing you can do to support the loved one for whom you care is to care for yourself as well,” he says. Barg knows from his own experience and from the experiences of the thousands of caregivers around the nation who have relied on him for advice.
OK Now What? A Caregiver’s Guide to What Matters (Head to Wind Publishing 2014), winner of the 2016 Friendly Caregiver Award from Today’s Caregiver, addresses ways to achieve self-care through experienced-based practical solutions to potential problems, including scheduling respite breaks and ways to maintain boundaries with family members.
Gary Barg is Editor-in-chief Today’s Caregiver Magazine, CEO of caregiver.com and the engaging host of the Fearless Caregiver Conferences held around the nation. Today’s Caregiver is the first national magazine to provide information, advice and support for both nonprofessional and professional caregivers. Barg’s Fearless Caregiver Conferences bring together professional and non-professional caregivers of all kinds and provide support, resources, technological innovations and answers to caregivers’ questions.
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