The life of a caregiver is full of rewards. After all, you love knowing that you contribute to someone else's happiness every day. However, caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is also demanding, and the stress that is generated by dealing with dementia symptoms such as memory loss and aggression can place you at risk for burnout. Use these tips to take care of yourself as a caregiver so that burnout does not stop you from giving your all each day.
If you have the responsibility to provide constant care for a loved one you may need additional help, especially if your loved one is incapacitated. It, therefore, becomes necessary to get full time assisted living in-home care. There are three main categories of caregivers: Personal care attendants (PCAs) who cook, clean and run errands Home health aides who bathe, feed and provide simple medical care Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who are licensed with some medical training.
If there is an older person close to you who is starting to slow down just a bit, elder care can be a lifesaver. There will be someone present to help with some of those daily tasks that might not be as easy as they once were. You'll also experience some relief because you know that if your loved one needs medical assistance in your absence, there will be a person there to call for help.
It isn't easy to admit that you are getting older and might need help. In fact, you may be someone who has refused help all your life and as you age, even though some things are getting harder, you could be unsure about the need for assistance. If you're starting to notice the following about yourself, however, it might be worth learning more about any home health services in your area.
I have a passion for seniors. When I was growing up, my granny was my best friend. She helped me with my homework every day after school and was always ready to lend an ear when I needed someone to talk to. As I grew older and my grandmother did as well, she developed dementia. My parents, siblings, and I all took turns visiting her home to give her the extra care she needed. I learned a lot during this experience and know there are others out there with elderly relatives they are already caring for or suspect may need some extra care. I decided to create a blog to share my senior care tips with anyone and everyone who needs the advice. Come back often for new posts!