Help For Stressed Out Caregivers in the Valley

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POSTED: Friday, January 13, 2012 - 2:47pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:29pm

RIO GRANDE VALLEY- It's something a lot of people don't talk about and its considered one of the leading causes of stress for thousands of people.

"A teenager caring for an elderly grandparent, it can be someone in the working population caring for their parents. It can also be aging spouses caring for their spouses with health issues so there's a lot of caregivers out there," sais Letty Sanchez, Program Manager for Caregiver SOS.

Caregiver SOS and the Well-Med Charitable Foundation are sending out a strong message: You need to take care of your loved one but most importantly you need to take care of yourself.

The non-profit connects caregivers with other resources in the community. They provide educational tools and support to minimize stress. A lot of times caregivers care too much and end up being the patient. The stress of being a caregiver can be financial, physical and emotional. At times it ends up putting the caregiver at a health risk themselves which can ultimately lead to an early death. There are two main centers through out hidalgo willacy and cameron counties. tits something a lot of people don't talk about...
and its considered one of the leading causes of stress for thousands of people...

"a teenager caring for an elderly grandparent, it can be someone in the working population caring for their parents,
it can also be aging spouses caring for their spouses with health issues so there's a lot of caregivers out there."

caregiver s-o-s and the well med charitable foundation are sending out a strong message..

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"you need to take care of your loved one but most importantly you need to take care of yourself."

the non profit connects care givers with other resources in the community
they provide educational tools...and support to minimize stress.
a lot of times caregivers care too much... and .... end up being the patient...

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"the stress of being a caregiver can be financial, physical and emotional. at times it ends up putting the caregiver at a health risk themselves which can ultimately lead to an early death."

there are two main centers through out hidalgo willacy and cameron counties..
the services are free and focus strictly on the caregiver...

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"prevent the burn out, prevent the stress and prevent the caregiver from getting into depression."

caregiver sos hopes to reach even more people through out the community
by offering several programs. They say it helps to find a balance between caring for a loved one and caring for yourself. The services are free and focus strictly on the caregiver. Caregiver SOS hopes to reach even more people through out the community by offering several programs. They say it helps to find a balance between caring for a loved one and caring for yourself.

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There are two main centers through out hidalgo willacy and cameron counties. tits something a lot of people don't talk about...
and its considered one of the leading causes of stress for thousands of people...

Did anyone catch the error????

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