Caring for a loved one can be challenging, but it is important that you are supported too. The right support may help you care for your loved one when they need it most.
Where Can I Get Support?
There are many sources of support that you can access. Support may come from family, friends, religious organizations, or caregiver support groups. You can ask your loved one's healthcare team to help you find resources or search online for support. You may also be able to speak to local charities who support people in a caring role for somebody with a serious illness.
Family counseling for those providing care
A counselor may be able to help you learn to develop coping strategies for the emotional demands of being a caregiver. They can help you through the difficult emotional periods and work through stress, anger, and anxiety that can come with being a caregiver.
Caregiver support groups
Caregiver support groups offer an opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions, and compare notes with others in a similar situation. They are a safe place to vent your feelings to help maintain your mental well-being.
Charities may offer support to people who are providing caring duties for their loved one. Different charities may be available depending on your local area and services. Your loved one's healthcare team may also be able to recommend charities in your area.
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Caring for someone with ILD can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Call Lungs&You® to speak with a dedicated nurse who can help you get the information you need.*
*Lungs&You® does not provide medical advice. Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have specific questions about your health.