Preventing Caregiver Burnout provided by Family or Friends
While caring for your loved one is a labor of love, it is still labor. Most family members who provide care to a loved one are likely raising their own family and working full or part-time. At Primary Home Care we know that providing continuous care for a loved one can be emotionally and physically demanding and may lead to caregiver burnout, isolation, chronic illness, depression and a decline in your overall quality of life.
If you’re like most caregivers, you may skimp on sleep, eat poorly, skip regular exercise, keep going even when you’re ill or postpone your own medical needs. Ask yourself ‘What good will you be to the people who depend on me if I become ill?’
- Are you so busy you don’t have time for yourself?
- Are you feeling the 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 primary caregiver for your spouse or family member?
- Are you hesitant to seek outside help?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Primary Home Care would provide the care when you’re not there giving 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 knowing that your loved one is safe and well cared for in your absence.
How We Customized Your In-Home Respite Care
Primary Home Care will work with you to customize a respite service plan to meet the individual needs of you and your loved one. Our plan starts with analyzing your specific needs such as What do you need help with? How often do you need us? And what types of services are you looking for? Once these questions are answered, we will create a weekly or month respite care plan that will allow you to take a breath, step away, and regularly enjoy free time to ease your stress.
If you would like to find out more about our in-home Respite Care, contact us today!