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Care Partner Support Ministry

Christian Care Partners - Are people who provide support and serve others diagnosed with a chronic illness by practicing christian principles and values during their healthcare journey.

​When you serve and help others with a caring heart, it translate and impact the person that you care for.  

Scripture: Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.  Colossians 3:23-24.

Beyond The Weariness

Caregiving Grace

How to care for others without burning out

A recent poll by AARP revealed that approximately 34 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers. Four to five million care for parents with long-term health problems. "Caregivers report having one or more chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, at nearly twice the rate of all Americans.

 

Burnout is extremely common among family caregivers—the majority of whom are women, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving—because of the guilt that accompanies the role.

https://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2012/january/caregivingrace.html

Serving Where God Plants Us

The Bible often reinforces this idea that we are to bloom where we are planted. When the Apostle Paul said we should learn to be content no matter what our circumstances (Philippians 4:11), he was saying “Bloom where you are planted.” When Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow because tomorrow would take care of itself (Matthew 6:34), he was saying “Bloom where you are planted.” In writing to the Corinthian Christians, Paul said, “Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them” (1 Corinthians 7:17). He was admonishing those new believers to bloom where they were planted

https://christianworkingwoman.org/broadcasts/bloom-where-you-are-planted.

 

Caregiver Stress

Family care-giving can be one of the most stressful jobs possible.  It is often life changing in its dimension and demands. 

 

There are also many over-layers and deep personal connections with the person for whom they are caring as a family caregiver.  This causes emotional and physical stress which has the potential to cause health problems down the road for the caregiver.

 

Life is difficult.  Family care-giving is difficult.  Yet in the measure we can give the worries and anxieties to the Lord, not fret, and yoke ourselves to Him; the burdens are eased.  The Lord wants us to leave our anxieties with Him and rest in Him.  Then our burdens become lighter.  He is carrying the heavy load for us.  He knows what He is doing.  We just have to trust Him.

 

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Grace That Will Keep Us

Caregiving Is a Stewardship of Grace

Caring for a loved one like an elderly parent or chronically ill spouse demands constant sacrifice. It’s costly, yet it’s also valuable, because as you give to the person you’re caring for, God will give to you. The gift you’ll get from God is something of eternal value: grace.

Here’s how you can find grace as you care for your loved one:

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/how-to-find-grace-for-caregiving-11599293.html

For Those Who Are Caring for Others

Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves as Well

When caring for an aging loved one, do you ever ask, When is it okay to take care of myself? Or, How long can I go on like this?

 

Caring for an aging loved one is a labor of love, but it is labor. As your elder becomes more frail and needs more of your time and energy, you may find yourself giving up outside activities and vacations, saying no to friends, feeling distracted at work, and getting stressed at home. If you try to do everything, you risk neglecting your own health. To stay afloat, you will need the help of friends; family members; relatives; local, community-based organizations; and hands-on resources. You will need wisdom, inspiration, and discernment, because your many responsibilities leave little time and energy for self-care. Most of all, you will need God’s grace to help you stay faithful to fulfill your role as a caregiver effectively and compassionately.

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/get-help/caregivers-need-to-care-for-themselves-as-well/

 

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Caregiver Tips

How to Be the Best Caregiver You Can Be

 

Many of us know an older person with a serious illness or an ongoing health problem. In fact, half of all adult Americans have at least one chronic condition for which they need help from a caregiver, family member, or friend. If you’ve wondered how to show an older person that you care or how you can help them, here are some tips on how to be the best “care coach” or “care champion” you can be.

 

Tip Sheet: How To Be The Best Caregiver You Can Be (142 KB)

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