Taking care of yourself and finding caregiver support
Caregiving is an extremely demanding job across the board—emotionally, financially and physically. That means finding adequate caregiver support is crucial to avoid burnout and maintain a sense of self and well-being.
While the person receiving care has clear needs, the needs of the caregiver may not be as clear-cut. Here, we’ll delve into common signs of strain for caregivers and how to take proactive steps to avoid them by seeking out support.
Strain on caregivers
Caregiving is not for the faint of heart. It demands a lot without necessarily giving a lot in return. Not only is it a 24-hour job, but it requires wearing all sorts of different hats and providing all sorts of services.
Physically, care for an elderly person may involve things like assisting the individual in and out of cars, up flights of stairs, or to appointments. It may involve running errands and going to offices, along with a lot of paperwork and documents. It may involve dealing with a variety of people from federal programs, law offices or financial institutions.
Read the full article from Seniors Matter here.