Coping as a Caregiver
As a caregiver for someone with pulmonary hypertension, you devote a lot of your time to someone else. When your day-to-day concerns are tied to someone else’s comfort and care, it’s possible to put your own physical and mental health on the back burner.
While you may feel as if you don’t have time to tend to your own needs, the reality is that the most effective and supportive caregivers are those who also take time to take care of themselves. The resources in this section explore how caring for someone with PH can affect you: your emotional health, your relationships and your outlook.
Are you the parent of a child with PH? Find resources on parenting, family relationships and more in the Coping as a Family section.
Living with PH Guides
Download one or more of the Living with Pulmonary Hypertension PDF guides below to learn about what to expect and how to move forward if you or someone in your family is living with pulmonary hypertension.
- A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
- A Guide for Long-Term Survivors
- A Guide for Parents
- A Guide for Caregivers
- A Guide for Teens
- Managing Caregiver Stress
- Identifying Depression in Yourself or Your Loved One
- Caring for Your Relationship with Your Partner
- Helping Healthy Children Cope
- Parents’ Perspective: Helping Our Kids Cope with a Parent’s PH
- Coping as a Caregiver, A Husband’s Perspective
- Hand Holding: Vital to Both Patients and Caregivers
- Working Around PH: Find the Right Work-Life Balance to Remain an Active Member of the Workforce (for patients and caregivers)
- We All Need Support Sometimes: Caregivers Share Tips for Caregetting
- Caregiving: When others don’t “get it”
PHA’s psycho-social resources for caregivers are made possible through support from from the Medtronic Foundation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and the Jansen Family Foundation.