Senior Care in Riverside: Recognizing Caregiver Burn Out and When to Get Help

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Posted: 7/8/2019 10:50 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a caregiver, you pour a lot of time and energy into your loved one, which can cause you to feel overwhelmed. When the feeling expands and is ever-present, you may be experiencing caregiver burn out. With our senior care in Riverside, CA, you can take a break for yourself and know your loved one is still receiving quality care.

How to Recognize Caregiver Burn Out

There are many signs and symptoms of caregiver burn out. Here are three things to watch for:

  • Random bouts of anger. Overbearing stress can cause some people to lash out in anger at friends, family, and even acquaintances. If this stress is stemming from your caregiver duties, it could be time for a break.
  • Exhaustion. If you are feeling constantly tired (without due cause, like physical exercise), then your body could be telling you something. Taking a break is essential to keeping your energy levels up.
  • Loss of focus. Caring for someone day in and day out can keep your mind preoccupied. If you are having difficulty focusing on daily tasks, like doing the dishes, you might need to take a break to clear your mind.

It's important to be honest about your feelings and recognize any shifts in your daily mood and health. When you start to feel too stressed, ask for help. Caregivers should not feel guilty about taking breaks. They are vital to your health and, in turn, vital to that of your loved one.

How Our Senior Care in Riverside Can Help

At Interim HealthCare of Riverside County, we are pleased to offer a variety of senior care services that aid family caregivers. Our trained caregivers can step in when you need a break. Using our services can help relieve stress, restore energy, and attain balance in your busy schedule.

The greatest help to caregivers is our respite care program. This program specifically allows our caregivers to step in while you are away. Our respite care includes:

  • Personal care
  • Companionship
  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping and errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Transportation to/from appointments

To get started, we will discuss scheduling with you and develop a personalized care plan for your loved one. Our caregivers are available 24/7, so we can meet any scheduling need, providing your loved one with care when they need it most. 

For more information about our senior care services in Riverside, call us at (951) 239-4244. Our services are also available to those in Murrieta, Hemet, Menifee, and Temecula.

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