Senior Care in Appleton & the Fox Cities: Recognizing Caregiver Burn Out and When to Get Help

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Posted: 7/15/2019 1:17 PM by Interim HealthCare

Caregiver burn out is the result of everyday stress building without an outlet. While it may be hard to recognize, burn out can happen to any caregiver and family caregivers are especially susceptible to it. When you need a break to rest and rejuvenate, call on our senior care professionals in Appleton.

How to Recognize Caregiver Burn Out

Recognizing caregiver burn out can be tricky, as it can manifest in different ways. Here are three possible signs of burn out:

  1. Lack of Focus: Being invested in the care of someone else can cause you to lose focus when doing everyday tasks, like cooking or cleaning.
  2. Constant Fatigue: Extreme exhaustion can be caused by stress and overworking yourself. While caregiving may not always feel difficult, it is definitely hard work.
  3. Irritability: Just like with any job, working too much without taking breaks can cause stress and irritability. If you are angry more frequently than normal, you could be close to burn out.

The stress of caregiving can take over your health and mindset, leading to burn out at its peak. It is essential to learn the signs of burn out and to be able to recognize them. Once you realize you are feeling or acting differently due to stress, you can seek help.

How Our Senior Care Helps Families in Appleton

If you are close to or have reached caregiver burn out, getting help is easy! Here at Interim HealthCare of the Fox Cities, we provide senior care that helps family caregivers find the balance they need.

We have a respite care program that allows our caregivers to step in for a few hours or a few days, depending on your need. Our trained caregivers can provide services like:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Personal care
  • Errands and shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Companionship
  • Transportation

Our goal is to provide the same quality care as you would for your loved one. We will discuss scheduling and services with you prior to the start date to ensure there is no gap in care. Each of our clients receives personalized care from their caregiver. Your loved one's needs are our top priority.

We also provide flexible scheduling and 24/7 availability. Whether you need one day off each week or an entire week off for vacation, we can meet your scheduling needs.

For more information on our senior care in Appleton, WI, call us at (920) 944-8945. We also serve our neighboring communities of the Fox Cities, Outagamie, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, and Calumet Counties.