Caregiver: How the 24-hour care responsibilities affect a person’s well-being and mental health | in-depth

Barsha Nag Bhowmicka

May 25, 2022, 08:00 ISTSource: TOI.in

In simple terms, a caregiver is a person who cares for the needs or concerns of a person with short-term or long-term disabilities due to illness, injury, or disability. Family care can have many rewards. For most caregivers, being there when a loved one needs you and something you want to provide is a core value. But a shift in roles and emotions is almost certain. It is normal to feel angry, frustrated, exhausted, alone or sad. Caregiver stress – the emotional and physical stress of informal care – is common.

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