Red Flags Primary Caregivers Need Respite Care
“There are only four kinds of people in the world, those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”
— Rosalyn Carter
You may have already heard or read so many articles about Caregiving – “Gentle Ways to Handle Cranky Seniors”, or “Caregiving 101: Mistakes You Should and Must Avoid”, or “Quick Guide: Simple Ways to Make Your Senior Loved Ones Happy”, etc. All these topics are related to senior care. Of course, delivering of proper care services is crucial to ensure that every aging parent will achieve the optimum wellness in life. However, did you know that caregivers also need care?
As much as it is important for seniors to receive the right amount of care, it is also vital for caregivers to be mindful of their health. Keep in mind that you, as a caregiver, cannot effectively provide caregiving services when you yourself are not emotionally, mentally, or physically capable to do so. If you feel like you are already experiencing a “caregiver burnout” then you need Respite Care.
Here are some common red flags caregivers should be aware of:
- Lowered immunity to disease and infection
- Sleeping problems
Respite Care is a service wherein professional caregivers provide temporary care services to your senior loved ones on your stead. That means you can take a break from your caregiving responsibilities, go somewhere where you can relax and unwind, and regain your strength back. You can also use a respite care service if there’s an urgent matter you need to attend to for days. This type of service focuses more on providing primary caregivers the chance to take care of their personal lives.
Here are some advantages of respite care service:
- You’ll be a better caregiver.
- You’ll be healthier.
- You’ll find meaning to life and caregiving.
- You’ll have the energy and strength to deliver caregiving services.
Don’t let caregiver burnout hinder you from taking care of your senior loved ones. Take care of yourself so you can effectively take care of them too!