Care-giving, either personal or professional, is about hanging in for the long-run. In order to go the distance and be effective, care-givers need to take care of themselves.
Caring for an aging family member is an onerous and overwhelming responsibility. It is not surprising that family care-givers frequently experience feelings of depression and burden. When their loved one moves into a residential facility the transition may relieves the physical tasks of care giving, but unfortunately, the emotional distress of care-giving continues.