Caring for the Caregiver to Prevent Burnout
Most family members who are caregivers are likely raising their own family and working full or part-time.Providing continuous care for a loved one can be emotionally and physically demanding and may lead to caregiver burnout, isolation, and depression.
The physical and emotional demands of caregiving can overwhelm anyone.
If you can answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you may need respite care.
- Are you so busy you don’t have time for yourself?
- Are you feeling burden, distressed, irritable, frustrated or angry?
- Are you becoming isolated from family and friends?
- Are you restricted from leaving the house?
- Do you feel your health is being affected?
- Are you the major caregiver for your spouse or family member?
- Are you hesitant to seek outside help?
If you answered yes to these questions you need Respite care.
Respite care gives you the opportunity to take that much needed break you deserve.
Remember, taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your loved one.
Whether you need respite care a few hours a day or a visit once a week, Primary Home Care can help alleviate your caregiver stress and give you the time you need to spend with family, friends, work, or enjoy a favorite pastime. Most importantly, you can do so with the peace of mind that your loved one is safe and well cared for in your absence.
Customized In-Home Respite Services
Primary Home Care will customize respite services to meet the individual needs of each and every client. Planning starts with analyzing needs…both yours and your loved ones. Assessing your needs for the type, skills, frequency, and location of respite services is critical to ensuring you receive appropriate respite care. As a caregiver, is support what you need most? Or is it some regular free time? Or help with transportation? Keep track of your daily activities then make a list of the areas and times when you most need help.
Answering these questions will help you determine which respite options to pursue.
Identifying your loved one’s requirements, abilities, and preferences will also help us find the right match.
Remember you can take better care of your loved one if you take care of yourself.