As a caregiver you’re often faced with many responsibilities during your day. And with all those responsibilities, it’s easy to see how a caregiver could face burnout from time to time. To help caregivers avoid burnout when caregiving here are a few tips.
1. Have realistic expectations
It’s impossible to eliminate all stress, but you can minimize the effect it has on you. Don’t let the fact that you’re feeling some stress cause you even more stress!
2. Take micro breaks and days off.
Anytime you can put that load of stress down will help, even if it’s only for 5 minutes.
3. Get support from a trusted service
You need and deserve real breaks on a regular basis. That might sound impossible, but give these ideas for taking breaks a chance. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Let us at Senior Legacy help you with the support you need to care for your loved one. We truly understand your situation and can help you to set reasonable expectations and feel secure in taking the breaks you need.