Back in the 1980s, many families found themselves right where you might be now, a part of the Sandwich Generation. They spent time caring for their growing children and their elderly parents. With the onset of the Baby Boomer generation retiring each year, the number of caregivers is increasing exponentially. The added responsibilities of getting Mom to her doctor appointments while making sure to attend your daughter’s recital and you can feel it—burnout is just around the corner. If you are one of those in the Club Sandwich group, you can quickly have more on your plate than it can hold.
Avoid burnout and guilt by taking time to care for your health and well-being, too. If it all seems too overwhelming, the home care professional at Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton can bring relief to you and your family. We support families and their loved ones through these challenging, yet important, seasons of life.
Think back to the last airplane flight you took. Do you remember what they suggested that those flying with small children should do? You got it! In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, put your mask on first, then put on your child’s. The same concept applies to taking care of others. Take some time to care for yourself. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Care for your family better when you care for yourself and enlist the help of the team at Home Instead Senior Care. Our highly trained caregivers offer a variety of customized home care services that can ease your time constraints while making sure Mom is well taken care of. We can help you keep your stress levels low during this time of life.
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