How to Deal with Emotions as a Caregiver

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It is a huge responsibility when an individual decides to take on the role of being someone’s caregiver, and this can put much pressure on the caregiver if he/she does not cope with the fluctuating emotions that comes with the tasks.  For instance, taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s can be difficult and frustrating because of the communication issues, and such hurdle can often lead to anger at the patient, at yourself, or even the family members.  It is important to know that the emotions are natural, and that the Alzheimer’s patient is not being difficult on purpose.  Feeling overwhelmed is also a common emotion that many caregivers experience because caregiving takes an unexpected amount of time and effort.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help and relief if the tasks seem overwhelming, and good planning can also helps with easing a bit of pressure on the job.  Some caregivers might even feel guilty over their own ability and health conditions compared to the one they are caring for, or they feel inadequate for the job from their performance.  These are just a few example of emotions that caregivers feel, but just understand that you are not alone to tackle these challenges, and accept that the feelings are there instead of avoiding them can help you cope with the emotions surrounding a caregiver.

A-1 Home Care offers placement for caregivers who are experienced and skilled in handling a variety of home care scenarios.  Since we have a diverse team of caregivers similar to Evelyn Barut and Maria Villmamil , we are able to offer respite care when given notice ahead.  In addition, we are constantly looking to hire more quality caregivers to handle the growing demand in Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, After Surgery Care, Brain Injury Care, Cancer Care, Diabetic Care, Heart Attack Care, Incontinence Care, Kidney Disease Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, and other in home care needs.  There is no need to worry about commuting a long way to work, since we have clients in both Los Angeles and Orange County, covering the cities such as Arcadia, Pasadena, Altadena, Studio City, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Calabasas, Redondo Beach, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and many more.

Call 562-929-8400 to ask about employment opportunities, or visit www.a-1jobs.com to learn more about requirements.  Check us out on Facebook too!

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