I have found that knitting is a great way as a caregiver to de-stress. Even as a beginner you can start making lovely objects that are as functional as well as beautiful.
When your life revolves around never-ending tasks and chores it is therapeutic to hold something in your hand that is a finished project.
I spent some time on YouTube when I was just starting learning tips and techniques and found the best instructor. Here’s a playlist of her beginning knitting tutorials. This is perfect for someone who’s never held needle and yarn in their hands before. She also has tons of advanced knitting tutorials.