Find the Support You Need
Caring for an elderly parent, an ailing spouse, or a child with special needs, can take a toll on your personal well-being. It’s important to pay attention to your own physical and emotional health and seek assistance when you need it. LifeWorks, Abbott’s Employee Assistance and Work/Life partner, has the resources to help you take care of loved ones.
SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVER STRESS
Important resources and ways to handle the stress of caring for an older family member or someone with an illness or disability.
TALK TO AN EXPERT
You don’t need to tackle the challenges of caregiving alone. Receive personal support, professional guidance, and supportive services as you care for others. You can get expert advice and referrals to tools and resources that can help ease the load. Topics include parenting, caregiving and more.
To learn more about free and confidential counseling call LifeWorks, or read more about your options:
LIFEWORKS COUNSELING OVERVIEW
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONLINE RESOURCES
LifeWorks offers articles, handbooks, and podcasts to help you manage the day-to-day challenges of caregiving.
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HELPING OLDER RELATIVES
FIND PERSONAL OR RELATIONSHIP HELP
Topics That Most Affect You
Whether you’ve been managing elder care while running your own household, or you’re embarking on this new phase of life, LifeWorks is a good place to go for support and information about what’s next.
The Sandwich Generation
Learn ways to handle the demands of caring for both children and aging parents.
Checklist to Manage Health Care
Prepare and get organized for managing your older relative’s health care.
Plan For Long-Term Care
Get tips for thinking about long-term care for your loved one.
Having Difficult Conversations
Prepare for both the practical and emotional aspects of talking to your loved one about medical, legal and financial end-of-life issues.
Caring for a Dependent Loved One
Caregiving comes in many forms and circumstances. Sometimes the road can get foggy, and a little practical advice can go a long way. Read these articles and find some clarity on a topic you may be dealing with now or in the future.
Sharing is Caring
Learn more about managing the many demands of caregiving and sharing the care as a family.
Caring for a Partner
Learn how to cope with feeling overwhelmed by tasks, mourning the loss of your old life, and accepting this new phase of your relationship.
Caring for Someone with a Mental Illness
Learn the signs of mental illness and how to cope with the daily challenges.
Caring for Yourself
Caring for a loved one can take a toll on you physically and emotionally. It’s difficult to manage all of your responsibilities at home and work. It’s important to seek support and ask for assistance. Read these articles to get ideas for easing the load.
Caregiving When You Work
Get tips for managing work and caregiving responsibilities, and taking care of yourself.
Relief for Caregiver Stress
Recognize and cope with caregiver stress, and discover ways your family and community can help.
LISTEN TO A PODCAST
Listening to podcasts helps you get the information you need while on-the-go. Access podcasts on topics, including:
CarePartner is Your Help for Loved Ones
Caring for a loved one and need support? CarePartner helps you through the hurdles. This benefit provides advocacy, care coordination, billing and claim resolution for your loved one to ensure they receive the best care and you have peace of mind.
To contact CarePartner: