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

Interim HealthCare Blogs
Posted: 6/26/2019 10:27 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a family caregiver, balancing your caregiving duties with your daily life can be overwhelming. As a caregiver, you may experience caregiver burn out, which is very real and completely normal. When you need a break, our senior care services in Spokane, WA can help.

How to Recognize Caregiver Burn Out

Caregiver burn out isn't something that happens suddenly, and it can be hard to recognize. Here are three possible signs of burn out:

  • Unpredictable anger. Random bouts of anger can be a sign that you've reached your stress limit. Being a caregiver is an added responsibility on top of your everyday life, so it can cause you to be more tightly wound.
  • Less self-care. Being a caregiver means you are constantly giving to your loved one or care recipient. It can be difficult to take time for yourself. If you find yourself unwilling to take a break, you could be close to burn out.
  • Frequent illness. Too much stress can cause your immune system to weaken. If you are becoming ill more often than normal, it could be time for you to take a break and get better.

It is important to be honest with yourself about how you are feeling each day. Keeping a daily journal is an easy way to track your emotions and mindset to see when burn out might be affecting you. Taking time for yourself is necessary, and our senior care services can help you accomplish that.

How Our Senior Care in Spokane Can Help

At Interim HealthCare of Spokane, we offer a variety of senior care services, including respite care. Respite care allows one of our trained caregivers to provide care for your loved one in your stead. It is the perfect option for those days, weeks, or months when you need to recharge.

Our respite care includes flexible scheduling and 24/7 availability. If you need a single day off or a week off for vacation, our caregivers are happy to step in and help. We will work closely with you to develop a plan of service for your loved one.

Our senior respite care services include:

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

Interim HealthCare of Spokane has been serving the local community since 1990. We are proud to serve Spokane and the surrounding communities, including Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Cheney, Culbert, and Deer Park. To learn more about our senior care services in Spokane, call us today at (509) 456-5665.

Need Help at Home?

Send us your questions about home care or a specific request. We're here to help.