Healthy Living

Cystic Fibrosis: The Challenging Role of Caregiver

Caregivers often forget about themselves

For most caregivers, being there when a loved one needs you is a core value and something most wish to provide, but at times it can become overwhelming. Being the sole caregiver for a patient is not only an incredible responsibility; it’s exhausting. Often times, caregivers can become angry at the patient or frustrated due to exhaustion and “caregivers stress,” which takes a toll on both individuals. Many caregivers that provide help or are "on call" almost all day and at random hours throughout the evening/night. Often times, this means there is little to no time for work or other family members or friends, which is the root of most emotional stress.