Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support

Our Frontier philosophy puts the patient and their family at thecenter of the care unit.  This means that the patient’s family's emotional, psychological and spiritual needs are also very important.

The Frontier care team understand the challenges of caring for a loved one, and they provide meaningful tools and services to support all caregivers.




As a caregiver, you need to take care of yourself.  Here are some suggestions:

Communicate with members of the Frontier family support team on a regular basis. These social workers and pastoral counselors are there to help you.

Get proper rest and eat regular meals.

Know your limits and ask for help when needed.

Consider having a Frontier volunteer help you get some time to rest, and time for yourself.

Ask family and friends to help with daily chores such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands and etc.

Seek out friends with whom you can share your feelings.

Spiritual support may also be helpful.  Consider asking your spiritual leader, and/or the Frontier Chaplain for support.

If your loved one or patient is receiving curative treatments, and/or managing a chronic illness, consider contacting the Frontier Integrated Care Solutions (FICS) Coordinator for assistance with care transitions and education about improving self-management of their illness.

It is common to experience a wide range of emotions as a caregiver.  You may feel frustrated, angry and physically and emotionally drained at times. These are normal feelings.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, it is important to communicate your feelings to a Frontier team member so they can help you. 


Remember, we are always just a phone call away: 719-544-5891