By Shawn Turcotte
Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, CPCA
The 21st century is seeing a phenomenon of adults who are sandwiched between caring for their own families, such as a spouse and children, and caring for their senior parents. These adults rush to drive their kids to soccer practice and then take their elderly mom or dad to the doctor, manage work schedules, cook meals, and attend to housekeeping. The constant balancing act going on can quickly lead to burnout and serious health issues.
It may be instinctive to put others’ needs before your own, but it can be destructive without regular breaks. To be the best caregiver you can be, it is vital that you take time for yourself and beat burnout.
Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout
At Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, we support caregivers in caring for their senior loved ones. As the New Year rolls in, make it a goal to recharge. The following suggestions can help you be the best you can be so you can care for those who depend on you:
Keep your caregiving edge when you take control of your mental and physical health. Your elderly parent, your spouse, and your kids will be better served when you nurture yourself. Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton assists families and their senior loved ones with a variety of in-home care options. Our caregivers are highly trained and ready to help you not only survive caregiving but also thrive in this season of life.
Call us at (780) 439-9990 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our community.
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