Where do I find support and advice pertaining to caregiving?
Caregiving means nothing more and nothing less than to selflessly care for a loved one. On the Mantelzorgelijk website you’ll find the most important questions about caregiving. You’ll get clear answers – without the complicated caregiving terminology – and helpful tips. In this article we answer the question ‘Where do I find support and advice pertaining to caregiving?’
There are more and more places that you, as a caregiver, can go to for support and advice.
On this website for instance. Mantelzorgelijk is the largest platform for and by caregivers. Here you’ll find a wealth of information, tips and personal stories that other caregivers share with you. Thousands of caregivers are active on the platform, all happy to help each other – in difficult times, but with every day problems as well. You’re welcome to take a look around.
Do you want to know more about help and support on the Mantelzorgelijk website? Please have a look here!
Fortunately, the government is able to help you as well. Since 2015, caregiving and caregiving support fall under the responsibility of the municipality, your municipality included. If you notice that your voluntary and unpaid help is having a considerable impact on your life, you can contact the care department in your place of residency. You will probably get an excellent overview of all the regulations and activities for caregivers in your neighborhood.
Do you want to know more about help and support offered by your municipality? Go to the website and use the search term ‘caregiver support’ (‘mantelzorgondersteuning’).
Your health insurance
Your health insurance can sometimes be of assistance as well. There already are quite a few policies that provide a fair amount of support with supplemental health care plans. Take a look at the website of your insurer. In addition, if your insurance can’t do anything for you, then you might want to consider switching companies before January 1st.
Do you want to know more about help and support offered by the health insurance? Go to the website of your health insurance company and use the search term ‘caregiver support’ (mantelzorgondersteuning).
Furthermore, you can ask for support and help at work. Not every employer has a fully developed plan to help employees who are caregivers. However, the human resource departments of more and more medium-sized and large companies know quite well how to reach out to you.
Do you want to know more about help and support offered by your employer? Here you can read what you are entitled to, and you should contact the human resources department of the company you work for.
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