Self-care is an important issue for caregivers and helping professionals. A 2015 study conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute found that 35% of the caregivers who provide at least 20 hours of unpaid care each week want to have conversations with helping professionals about self-care, and that in many cases these conversations are not taking place.
The Secrets of Self-Care series features research-based strategies to inspire wellness among busy caregivers and helping professionals. Each installment highlights practices that have the potential to improve physical, mental and emotional functioning, while requiring little time and no money. Videos, tips and additional resources make trying and sharing these self-care strategies easy.