It is OK to Ask For Help -- You Are Not Alone.
No matter what you do, it isn't enough
You feel as if you're the only one in the world caring for a sick relative at home
You don't have a place to be alone or the time to be alone
Family relationships are breaking down because of caregiving pressures
Your caregiving responsibilities are significantly interfering with your work
You feel it is selfish to ever think of yourself or your needs
Your coping methods have become destructive -- you are over-eating or under-eating, abusing drugs or alcohol, becoming withdrawn, etc.
There are no more happy times. Loving and caring turn to exhaustion and resentment
Family members play an important role in providing care to older people. A variety of services can be provided for family members taking care of an older person including information, assistance and case management to name a few.