Did you know in Texas, about one in five people are caregivers?
Family caregivers may provide support to a person with physical, behavioral, or medical conditions. They also may help a loved one with their activities of daily living, like bathing, eating, dressing and hygiene. Caregiving can be demanding and exhausting, but also tremendously rewarding. If you are a caregiver, know that you are not alone and there are resources available to help you and your family.
Texas Health & Human Services has launched the Strengthen the Care You Give campaign to help Texans learn about the role of the family caregiver, highlight issues associated with caregiving, and build awareness of available services and supports.
Visit the Strengthen the Care You Give webpage to learn what a caregiver is, how to take time for yourself, prepare for present and future needs, and to seek supportive services as they are needed. Plus information about helpful caregiving resources, including:
- Self-care to help caregivers understand the mental health stresses related to caregiving and resources to take a scheduled break, find peer support or connect with support.
- Training and planning resources to help caregivers strengthen the care they provide through specific care-related skill development and planning resources.
- Support and resources that caregivers may need, including a range of supportive services for specific populations.
Through the Strengthen the Care You Give campaign, HHSC encourages caregivers to seek support when needed.