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Caring for Yourself

Effective caregiving begins with you! After all, you can’t provide the best support possible for your loved one without making your own health and well-being a priority.

Commonwealth Care Alliance offers the following resources to help you stay healthy and be at your best as you care for your loved one.

Caregiver Toolkit

  • Download Focusing on you while caring for others guide (pdf)

Helpful Tips

  • Download Recharge to avoid caregiver burnout (pdf)
  • Download De-stressing tips (pdf)
  • Download Consejos de relajación para cuidadores (pdf)


  • Laura Black, NP-C, explains the importance of taking time for yourself.

  • Suzanne Mitchell, MD, encourages you to take care of your own emotional and physical needs.


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Last Updated 03/14/2016