At The Cottages, we understand the unique challenges that caregivers face, along with the tremendous amount of dedication they have to put into their role. Though it can be rewarding, devoting time to caregiving can also prove to be stressful, and act as a catalyst for both physical and emotional fatigue. Anxiety, depression, a lack of sleep, and even feelings of isolation can accompany harrowing times as a caregiver, which is why we feel it’s critical to provide as many resources as possible to help make the process easier and cope with caregiver burnout.

Feeling some stress over the role of caregiver might be normal, but when that stress starts to magnify, it’s time to take action.

First and foremost, it’s important for you to know the common signs of caregiver burnout, so that you can start to combat it as soon as it presents itself. Feeling some stress over the role of caregiver might be normal, but when that stress starts to magnify and comes along with mood swings, withdrawal, and a lack of joy in the things that once made you happy, it’s time to take action. You can start by remembering to take time out for yourself, talking to friends and loved ones about how you feel, and setting reasonable goals for your caregiving role.

You might also want to start weighing your other options, if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Being a solo caregiver can take its toll. In some scenarios, the person you’re caring for might require more attention than what you’re capable of providing without burning yourself out. In situations like these, it might be wise to look at other avenues for providing care, like moving your loved one into an assisted living community.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it might be wise to look into other options of providing care for your loved one.

It’s a big decision, but one that many families are arriving at, and many seniors are electing for themselves nowadays. If your loved one is in a situation where they need help with daily activities of life, but can still maintain a measure of independence, then the time might be right to start surveying assisted living communities to see what best aligns with your specific needs.

We encourage you to learn more about the types of senior care programs that are out there by reading our Senior Living Options Guide, and dropping us a line if you have any questions!

Ready to learn even more about senior care options?

 

Be sure to check out our guide, Finding the Perfect Fit: Your Guide to Senior Living
to get in-depth information and learn more about the many types
of senior care that are available.

 

ACCESS THE FREE GUIDE
 

Ready to learn even more about senior care options?

 

Be sure to check out our guide, Finding the Perfect Fit: Your Guide to Senior Living to get in-depth information and the many types of senior care that are available.

ACCESS THE FREE GUIDE
 

 

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