By Kathy Taylor, Taylor Made Home Care, LLC
When family cares for family, caregiver burnout is more common than you think. One reason caregivers have health problems is they are so focused on their loved ones that they ignore their own health concerns.
We have all felt the emotions and the stress that comes from caring for loved ones. It can be a very stressful, yet humbling experience. That is why we are so passionate about what we do to help others.
FAMILY CAREGIVER BURNOUT
- Crying more Often
- Trouble Sleeping
- Low Energy
- Chest Pains
- Change in Appetite
ARE YOU AWARE OF WHAT’S GOING ON WITH YOU?
These emotions are not uncommon when caring for a loved one:
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU TOOK TIME FOR YOURSELF?
Tips for reducing caregiver stress:
- Ask for and accept help
- Don’t feel guilty that you are not perfect
- Accept what you can and cannot change
- Find out about caregiving resources in your community
It’s so important to take time for yourself when caring for a loved one. But how…
We are here for you. We have been through it, and genuinely understand and want to help. Taylor Made Home Care can give you the break you need. We provide respite care for your loved one so you can get the time you deserve to rejuvenate yourself.
Face it—everyone needs a break. When you get to the point where you feel overwhelmed—then what? You can’t take good care of anyone if you don’t care for yourself.
Sometimes a little outside help can make all the difference in the world. Give us a call and let’s talk about it!
Kathy Taylor is a wonderful person—she really cares…. I would not hesitate to recommend this company and its services. I had a great experience with them. With their help I was able to keep my father in his home up until 3 days before he passed away. I could not have done this without them. I will be forever grateful! ~ Janet M., Mentor
Thank you Taylor Made Home Care for taking the worry out of leaving mom during my working day. Your professional staff and caregiver is exceptional. Mom’s caregiver is more than a caregiver, she is like having family or best friend here with her while I am gone. ~ Bonnie H., Willowick
~ Check in on your family & elderly neighbors.
~ Keep your eyes open for Senior Scams.
~ Change battery in smoke detectors
~ Don’t forget to change the furnace filter.