Womenshealth.gov has an informative page with some help on caregiver stress. Local support groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and frustration. You can find a list of some (and there are many more we haven't listed) available on this page on our website. A call to your local Senior Center can open up a world of possibilities available in the town and the state. Some senior centers now offer day care programs which allow caregivers a much needed break in the week.
It's from personal experience dating back to 2005 when my mother was very sick. Knowing nothing at all about the Senior Centers and Council on Agings, I called one up in my local area (Framingham ) and was very impressed to find out everything they had to offer and the assistance they could bring to me and to my mother. They;re not about oreos and bingo anymore. They have a temendous amouth of resources available to them in clusind services provided by the state and the towns they serve. For contact info about senior centers in our service area, click on http://plymouth-430.comfortkeepers.com/home/senior-resources/senior-centers for a complete list of senior centers in our service area. And if you need help finding others, then call us and we'll gladly help.