Top 10 tips for caring for somebody with an illness

Being a carer

Did you know that every day, 6,000 more people take on the responsibility of caring for somebody with a heart issue?

However, many of these people don’t realise that they’re carers. They just think they are family or friends and is what they should do. Find out about healthy heart living.

 If you’re struggling to know how to care for somebody with a heart condition, keep on reading.

Being able to provide care

Your loved one is going to need extra support, despite this; they may feel guilty that you have to do so much for them. They may even struggle to come to terms with their situation and condition, so it is important that you’re there for them. See information on being a carer.

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You have to think of yourself too

Caring for somebody that has an illness is tough work and can have an effect on you physically and mentally. Caring involves many things, including emotional support and physical work. You will need to have time for yourself and think about your own physical and mental wellbeing.

For help with caring for somebody, see this website.

Take regular breaks and think of you.

There are many support groups and charities you can attend if you feel you are struggling with being a carer. Carers UK is one the UK’s biggest charities and is currently campaigning for the rights of carers.  Click here for online health resources.