Acknowledging limitations, may it be yours or your elder’s, is one of the most effective ways to reduce anxiety and stress. When a good night’s sleep, a great meal, or a family presence, fails to brighten your mood, you may be starting to develop symptoms of caregiver burnout. Caregiving can be tremendously satisfying, but the overwhelming responsibilities, challenges and demands can also deplete you physically, mentally and emotionally over time, turning simple stress into burnout.
Life is easy and beautiful when giving is balanced with getting. This is when two individuals feel pleased with reciprocate relationship and the labour involved is hardly noticed. But when caregiving brings you nothing in return, not even appreciation, itadds to caregiver stress over time.
Answer these following questions in order to determine whether you’re suffering from the effects of caregiver stress:
Don’t ignore these warning signs. Recognizing limitations, may it be your own or your elder’s, is an effective way to reduce anxiety and stress.
Try the following strategies to reduce or prevent caregiver stress.
Respite works best when your time off is spent on activities that refuel, relax or energize you. Regularly scheduled time off, whether for a few hours, an entire day, a weekend, or a whole week, can boost your mental and physical well-being.
At Better Living Home Care Services, we can help you and your loved ones to continue with your daily routine around your home. This way, you will be able to spend time for yourself and attend to your personal obligations. All of this while having a peace of mind that your loved one is safe, comfortable and being well-cared for. We provide home care services ranging from personal care, respite care, nursing care to end-of-life care. Call our Client Care Coordinator at (604) 765-1827 to find more information.