The job of a caregiver is never done. There is always one more doctor appointment to take your aging parent to, meals to cook, cleaning to do, and then you have to go to your personal home and repeat the process. It sounds a lot like parenting, only in reverse. The constant need to be at your family’s back and call can get overwhelming. If you are not intentional about handling your needs, you may crash and burn.
Caregiver burnout is real, but it can be thwarted when you take regular time for yourself. This includes an afternoon to soak in a hot tub or a weeklong vacation. There is no reason to think you cannot leave your senior; all you have to do is call in the respite care services of Home Instead Senior Care. We are ready to step in and care for your loved one so that you can take care of you!
Navigating the challenging, sometimes troublesome waters of caring for your elderly loved one can be rough. You may often feel overworked and alone. Some caregivers struggle with feelings of jealousy that others get to live their lives freely without the added responsibilities of an aging senior. Then feelings of guilt flood in. You don’t have to get to this point of frustration and exhaustion if you take advantage of respite care services:
Be the best caregiver you can be when you take time out for yourself. The
compassionate personal support workers from
Home Instead Senior Care Waterloo are ready to step in and give you a reprieve. We work with you and your family to establish a schedule that benefits everyone.
Call us at (519) 571-1665 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate,
quality senior care we deliver each day to families in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St Jacobs, and surrounding areas.
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