When the task of caregiving for a loved one falls on your shoulders, it can be an overwhelming responsibility. You may help with household tasks, groceries and meals; or perhaps you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Whatever the type of care, challenges may lie ahead – especially as you juggle your own family, work schedule and commitments. Keep in mind the importance of caring for yourself, too. BrightStar Care Sugar Land understands the stress of caring for a loved one and the possibility of “caregiver fatigue”. We are here to help.
Aging and younger adults alike are at risk for experiencing caregiver fatigue. Caring tasks seem magnified when these responsibilities are coupled with the challenges of maintaining a career and raising a family. Our professionally trained home caregivers are ready and able to provide for your loved one’s needs and preferences.
Caregiver fatigue is very real, and it’s important to realize your limitations. When it comes to looking after yourself, our team offers the following suggestions:
- Acknowledge and address your fatigue. It’s okay! Ask for help when you need it and try not to feel guilty about taking care of your own needs.
- Set aside time each day just for yourself. Relax and de-stress with prayer, meditation, Yoga – whatever will help you refresh your body and spirit.
- Watch for the signs of caregiver fatigue: depression, anxiety and irritability.
- Stay involved with your connections: friends, church, and close relationships.
BrightStar Care Sugar Land stands ready to walk alongside, with in-home care services that offer senior companionship, assistance with household tasks and meals, and help with personal care activities. Our services also include in-home Alzheimer’s care and home nursing services.
Comfort and safety are top priority for clients and their family members.
Learn more about senior home care in Sugar Land.
Call BrightStar Care at (281) 201-3700.