The life of a caregiver isn’t one with a lot of downtime. Being on the clock at all times, while still maintaining your own personal life can quickly mount a burden on even the most resilient individuals and often, unfortunately, it can lead to caretaker burnout.
Burnout is bad for everyone involved—the caretaker, the person being cared for and anyone else who happens to tie into the fold. But, the good news is that burnout can be avoided. Take a look at five tried and true methods on how to reduce your stress level, recharge your batteries and keep yourself in a positive state of being as you give someone the very best quality of life in their final days:
People often have trouble asking for help. Even asking for help with something simple, like carrying your groceries, seems imposing for many people—to the point where they don’t just remain silent, but actively refuse offers for help. Whether it’s pride, shame, perseverance or something else, asking for help isn’t something everyone can bring themselves to do.