Our social interactions often define how we personally assess our quality of life. Families frequently place play time with children, grandchildren and friends ‘on the back burner’ when their time and finances are overwhelmed by the care of a loved one. This is a natural response for care partners. Unfortunately, it eliminates opportunities to replenish the emotional strength that is needed to support your loved one every day. It is not only detrimental to the care partner, but also the loved one who is receiving all of the energy. Tension rises, frustration grows and then both parties feel guilty for this natural progression of emotional depletion. It is important that care partners take time out to rejuvenate personally and also spend time enjoying their loved one receiving care. When this seems impossible, a Cornerstone Care Manager can help.