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Category: Caregiver Burnout

March 20, 2017

5 Ways to Regain Your Energy After Caregiver Burnout

As a caregiver of an aging loved one, your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like you are burning the candle at both ends.

March 9, 2017

5 Tips For Preventing Caregiver Burnout While Caring for Aging Parents

Even when you want to do it, caring for an aging loved one can be taxing mentally, physically and emotionally. It is difficult to watch someone you love become frail and ill. Dementia steals your loved one away causing sadness and grief as you watch it happen.

March 3, 2017

The Three Biggest Emotional Impacts of Long-Distance Caregiving – and How to Overcome Them

Being a long distance caregiver is rife with conflicting emotions. You can feel the satisfaction of knowing you are doing something good for a loved one while simultaneously feeling guilty because you live so far away.

February 17, 2017

How Caregivers Can Avoid Depression

Caregivers bare enormous amounts of stress. Being intimately involved with a loved one’s emotional, physical and mental health can be draining. Carrying personal life and work responsibilities adds to the daily burden of responsibilities. It can seem like an endless to do list with no end in sight. If you are the caregiver of a loved one, the only way you can sustain your energy and ability to care for them as you wish is to care for yourself.

January 13, 2017

3 Steps to Sustain the Emotional Health for Caregivers

Caregiver burnout is very real. Fully 46% of caregivers suffer from clinical depression. If you are a caregiver it is important that you pay attention to your emotional health. If you are to care for a loved one for the long term, you must remain emotionally healthy to do so.

January 6, 2017

Caregivers Need Sleep Too: How Little Sleep Affects the Heart

It’s safe to say that once your children were grown you thought you would get a good night’s sleep. Then you became a caregiver for an aging loved one and the sleep deprivation became part of your life once again.

December 1, 2016

3 Strategies for Caregiver Time Life Balance During the Holidays

It’s probably safe to say that many of us struggle to create a work/life balance. That’s why so many books, talk shows, and outlets focus on it. We have busy lives. We take care of our families, work hard, raise our children, try to volunteer, and pretty soon we have too much to do and not enough time to do it.

November 9, 2016

How to Make the Decision to Seek Respite Care without Feeling Guilty

If you care for an elderly loved one, you dedicate enormous amounts of time and effort to their care. It can seem impossible to take a break. However, if you don’t have time off from caregiving responsibilities your health may suffer, interrupting your ability to deliver that care.

July 28, 2016

Caregiving at Home: Support for the Selfless

Caregivers for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia face special challenges. While many caregivers want their loved one to advance through this disease in the comfort of their home, it can be a challenging task.

January 28, 2016

7 Habits of Highly Effective Caregivers

Stephen Covey’s best-selling book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, shares the best approaches to effectively meet personal goals. Inspired by his principles, Allie Harris, Home Care Liaison of Home Care Assistance Bethesda, shares seven habits of successful caregivers.