Being the caregiver of a senior takes its toll on you mentally and physically. There are constant demands from your aging loved one, your spouse, your children, and your boss. You may feel like you are pulled in all directions. Some days may be better than others. You can laugh at the future and go about your duties. Then there are the “bad” days like those times when your mother is fighting you every time you remind her to take her medications. When those days pile up with no end in sight, you may find that you are fighting emotions of anger, irritability, sadness, or hopelessness.
Depression is a real problem for caregivers of aged family members. You don’t have to handle everything on your own. Get some respite from your duties so you can recharge when you enlist the services of a Personal Support Worker (PSW) from Home Instead Senior Care in Waterloo. We not only give you a break, but we also can help Dad age at home with our personalized services including light household duties and cooking nutritious meals. Let us help ease your burden.
Caregiver depression is very real. It is even more prevalent if your senior has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Consider if you have any of these symptoms:
All is not lost! You can perform your duties while dealing with depression. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
It is easy to become overwhelmed by everything you have to accomplish. Before you get too upset or frustrated, seek out the services of a professional caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care. We offer you much-needed respite care, transportation, cooking, and personal care. We step in when and where you need us most.
Call us at (519) 571-1665 to book an in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St Jacobs, and surrounding areas.