Loss of role/identity as a carer
Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:39 am
Being a carer can be an all-encompassing role which takes over the life of the carer. Recent research has shown that carers give up many or all of their activities outside the home due to the demands of caring. As a result, they often lose contact with friends and the community. After the person’s death, the former carer who had been caring full-time is unlikely to have a highly structured routine in the way that they may have had while caring. This can leave a huge void in the former carer’s life which it takes some time to fill.