Caregiver Burnout: What is it? And, How to Avoid it?

For months now you’ve been taking care of your aging in place elderly mother by yourself. At first everything was going well, but lately you’ve felt tired, rushed and irritable. Mom has noticed the change, and so have your spouse and kids. Now your job performance is suffering, and your boss is starting to lose patience. Is it possible that you’ve got a case of “caregiver burnout”?

How to Involve Your Siblings in Mom or Dad’s Care

Taking care of an aging in place elderly parent by yourself can be time-consuming and stressful, especially when you have a career and household to manage. As a result, caregiver fatigue, or even burnout, are possible. If you’re currently in this situation, you may wondering: “How can I involve my siblings in our parent’s care?”. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to get them to participate, starting with these.

How to Take Your Mind Off Caregiving Once You Get Home

Although caregiving is highly rewarding, it can also be stressful and frustrating at times. Continuing to think about caregiving responsibilities after you return home is not only detrimental to your own health and wellbeing, it can also place relationships with your spouse and kids at risk.

The Sandwich Generation – Caring for a Child and a Parent

Over two million Americans between the ages of 45 and 56 now find themselves trying to juggle a career, care for an aging parent, and raise kids. If you’re currently caught up in the Sandwich Generation, here are some proven ways to make it work.

Is It Time to Consider Respite Care?

Serving as an in-home caregiver can be a very positive and rewarding experience. But it can also wear you down, especially when it seems like no matter how hard you try, their condition just keeps getting worse. If you’re not careful, fatigue, anxiety or even caregiver burnout, can occur, which will carry over into your personal and professional lives. Even the most dedicated caregivers sometimes need a break, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. How will you know when it’s time to consider respite care? Use these red flags to guide your decision.

5 Reasons to Stay Positive When Caring for an Elderly Family Member

Caring for an elderly family member who’s still aging in place at home is rewarding, but there will be days it’s stressful, and physically and emotionally draining. Your health and wellbeing as a caregiver are just as important as those of the senior you’re taking care of. Remaining positive on bad days is not easy, but doing so will benefit you and your loved one in the following ways.

When a Sibling Rivalry Interferes with Caregiving

Sibling rivalry can leave middle-aged brothers and sisters fighting over their parents’ care and who will be responsible for what. Although some disagreements are to be expected, when sibling rivalries begin to interfere with care the issue should be addressed right away.

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