Are you a primary caregiver of your elderly loved one?
If yes, then I can say that you are “awesome”! Taking care of an elderly is a fulfilling task. However, it is not an easy duty to look after your aging loved one when you also have your own life to attend to. As a caregiver, you may feel a roller coaster of emotions – love, pity, anger, anxiety, fear and many more – all at the same time.
What is Caregiver Burnout?
Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude — from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don’t get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able — either physically or financially. [WebMD]
Things to do if you feel you’re experiencing caregiver burnout:
Breathe and take time to rest.
Yes, you need a good rest too! As a caregiver, you must be fit and energized so you could keep on giving care to your aging loved one.
Join Caregiver support groups.
Take time to join conversations with other people who cope with similar issues. Find more information and caring techniques.
Find a trusted residential care facility / senior care home that can give a home-like and professional care to your loved ones.
Facilities like Harmony Guest Home provides quality care to seniors keeping them active and healthy. Quality care is given 24/7 and residents are treated as family.
Also see: Tips On Talking To Someone With Dementia