Therapy robots are an accessible option for caregivers who are busy assisting others but could use their own care
Most days, Jillian Bohac feels overwhelmed. After her husband was hit by a truck while riding his bike, he suffered a brain injury that produced so many clots, she says, that it â€œlooked like a night skyâ€� on the CT scan. Once the most independent man she knew, he now needs help putting on his shoes. Bohac, a social worker, is now a full-time caregiver for her husband. â€œIâ€™ve gained weight, lost all my friends, have anxiety â€“ Iâ€™m a mess,â€� she says. â€œMy focus is him, 100%. As a social worker, youâ€™d think Iâ€™d know better, but it sneaks up on you, the self-neglect. Youâ€™re aware you have needs, too, but it just doesnâ€™t work out that way.â€� When asked if there are enough supports out there for family caregivers, she is adamant that there are not.
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