Senior caregiving in California, while rewarding, is a challenging job. Unfortunately, many family caregivers fail to see how much they’re investing in caring for another. That’s why they end up stressed and feeling burnt out.
If you’re someone who’s been caring for a loved one, it’s important to know your limitations. It’s important to know when to step back and ask for help. There is no shame in that. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign that you know how to take care of your well-being as well as the person that you’re caring for. After all, if you’re experiencing caregiver burnout, you’re not the only one affected.
Some of the most common signs that you need to ask for help are:
- Depression, social withdrawal, anxiety, and anger
- Trouble concentrating, trouble getting sleep, and exhaustion
- Increased drinking or smoking and altered eating habits
If you fail to seek help even after experiencing these signs, you may end up feeling hopeless and start neglecting yourself. What’s worse, you may also end up hating the person that you’re caring for. Don’t let that happen. Call us at Lake Forest Home Care, Inc., an established provider of senior care in Lake Forest, California.
We provide various home care services such as companionship care and respite care. Our respite service will ensure that you’ll get the rest you need and that your loved one will get the care they deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.