What happens to a family caregiver who never stopped running during the holiday season handling their family’s responsibilities? The answer is easy-she breaks down with headaches, upper respiratory infections and stress. This is what happens to caregivers who are burned out from all the holiday activities.
“A certain amount of stress is normal-especially when providing consistent care-but when you feel you have nothing to give, you are suffering from caregiver burnout,” said Director of Operations Mary O’Connor at the Senior Helpers Oak Brook Office. “Caregiver burnout is a significant physical, mental and emotional fatigue you may be experiencing from providing long-term care.”
Here are a few steps you can take to help you avoid caregiver burnout.
You may want to hire them for a few hours a day, a number of hours a week or full-time care. The caregivers can take your loved one for doctor’s appointments, do meal preparation, bathing, light house cleaning and any other services you may want for your loved one. A caregiver also provides companionship for your loved one and take them to see their friends.
For more information about arranging for a Free Assessment, call Senior Helpers at: 630-359-5775 or email Mary O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about Senior Helpers is available on their website: www.seniorhelpers.com/Elmhurst.