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3 Signs being a Caregiver is Not Right for You

Posted: 6/18/2014 10:41 AM by Interim HealthCare
Being a caregiver is not ideal for everyone, and if you have agreed to take on the role of a home care provider for a loved one, you may be experiencing a significant level of stress in your life. Not everyone is going to find that being a caregiver is right for them, and if you find that you’re not suited for this type of work, the sooner that you address this situation, the sooner you’ll be able to step back and find someone who will be perfect for your elderly loved one.

Three signs that being a caregiver is not right for you are:
  • You’re losing your patience more often now.
  • You can’t sleep soundly any longer.
  • You constantly find excuses for being late or not showing up.

Let us take a closer look at these issues.

You’re losing your patience more often now.

One of the first signs that stress and the pressure of being a caregiver is getting to you is that you begin to lose your patience more frequently.

This could be that you’re getting frustrated with simple things more easily, things that never used to bother you, or it could be that you’re getting angry with the people around you.

If you begin to notice that you’re getting angry with the elderly patient, and losing patience with them too often, then it could be because you’re not the best suited for this job.

You can’t sleep soundly any longer.

When we are under a great deal of stress, it usually will impact sleep patterns. If you are having trouble sleeping well now, this could have an effect on your overall health, including your ability to be a quality home care provider.

When you begin to lose sleep, even though you may not recognize it at the time, it will begin to impact every other aspect of your life, including your health. If this is the case, consider another option for your loved one.

You constantly find excuses for being late or not showing up.

Whenever people don’t want to do something, they usually search for excuses to not do them. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, you may have a habit of showing up late to your loved one’s home or finding excuses to not get there for them.
If that’s the case, then most likely being a caregiver is not right for you.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services, contact Interim HealthCare today. G+

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