Feelings of guilt are so prevalent among family caregivers that it even has a name: “caregiver guilt.” Many caregivers feel guilty because they believe they’re not providing adequate care; they experience guilt over feeling frustrated and angry about their chaotic life or lack of control, or over their need to take a respite care break.
As seniors get older, it can become more and more challenging to handle daily tasks and live independently in a single-family home. A retirement community, assisted living center or nursing home are always options, of course, but many times seniors want to spend this season late in life in the places they love and doing the things they enjoy most.
If you're a caregiver, do you sometimes feel that you need a break physically, mentally, and emotionally? See how respite care can help.
The constant physical and emotional demands of caregiving can take a toll on your health and wellbeing. As an informal caregiver here are several proven ways to take care of yourself so that your loved one receives the care they deserve.