Are You Feeling Like You’re the One Needing a Caregiver?
Are you a caregiver for a loved one? Do you know when it’s time for you to ask for help? When the caregiver needs a caregiver is our topic today.
We love our loved ones. Our goal is to help them out. We want to give back. However, sometimes, or anytime, it may be time to ask for help. It’s similar to when they tell you in an airplane to put on your oxygen mask first so that you can help others. As caregivers, you need to put your oxygen mask on first to be able to help your loved ones. If you are refreshed and energized, your care will be more effective and your loved one will know it too.
How will you know?
Many people are providing 24 hour care. How do you know when you need care? Are you suffering from burnout – maybe tired and grouchy toward your patient or your family, forgetting important events or pill dosages, finding yourself unable to take care of your own personal things? Is your patience wearing so thin it’s non-existent?
What can you do without causing great despair, or guilt, that you are neglecting or ignoring your loved one? There is a way. Check this out.
Respite Care – The Caregiver for the Caregiver
There are people to help you. It is commonly called Respite Care today. What is Respite Care? What is Respite Care It’s defined as a short term break for the caregiver. It can happen in your home or a day-care center. Group respite care is available at facilities which may provide music, dance, or art projects and maybe social connections. These are all dependent on what care the patient may need. Who needs it? Anyone who cares for another for an extended period of time without much support. This will give you, as the caregiver, a break for a decided upon time. It could be a few hours, a few days, or maybe a few weeks. Imagine that at some time you could take a vacation but you will leave your loved one in professional care. Contact us to see how we can help you. Contact Us