Being a Caregiver is a Heavy Burden

Caring for an elderly loved one can be challenging.  It is rewarding to be able to care for someone that you love, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming over time.  Here are some signs that it may be time for you to discuss other options for care:

  1. You becomes easily frustrated by the senior.  Everyone has their tipping point, and caring for a loved one can lead to resentment and frustration.  You might not even notice or  want to admit that he or she feels that way.
  2. You neglect your own health.  Often a caregiver can get so focused on the senior’s well-being  that they may neglect their own.  Also, the stress of taking care of someone can cause your immune system to become suppressed leading to more illness.
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  4. Guilt tends to be the main reason a caregiver is not seeking help.  Many caregivers feel that they cannot find other options because they feel guilty leaving their loved one in anyone else’s hands.  The guilt can be compounded by financial worries and family disagreements of how the care should be handled.

If any of this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. Freedom Home Care can help. We offer excellent caregivers with exceptional training to visit your loved one as often as necessary to make them as happy and comfortable as possible in their own home. We can give you the peace of mind that you have been looking for.