How to Lessen Your Caregiver Guilt

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When there is an elderly person who require assistance for their daily lives, it is possible that the caregiver would inevitably feel a bit of guilt. Despite it being a natural feeling, one should take the effort to lessen and manage the guilt so it does not become a burden on your life.  Not only does the guilt root from the demands of your role, but it can also come from the expectations from others, as well as your own expectations to help others according to the Mayo Clinic.  If you allow these feelings to get to you, then the quality of your service can be hindered.

To lessen this burden, follow the following steps.  First, you cannot ignore your guilt and simply withhold your feelings.  The best way to defeat a problem is to acknowledge it and confront it.  Once you are comfortable, reach out and talk to others about your guilt.  Simply sharing your feelings with another person can help ease your anxiety and stress, and can really help your “normalize your feelings and experiences”.  However, you cannot fully be at peace with your feelings unless you can forgive yourself.  In a difficult situation such as caring for a senior who requires assistance, it is nearly impossible to satisfy everyone.  Therefore, don’t try to do it all yourself, and avoid doing things beyond your limits.  Once you can embrace your guilt, you can finally lift the weight off your shoulders and return to being an effective caregiver.

At A-1 Home Care, we care about our caregivers’ well being, putting them in the right situations so they are not burned out.  In addition to the right client, we also want to find the most convenient job for you, finding 24 hour live-in or hourly care jobs as near as your residence and as flexible to your schedule as possible.  We require at least 2 years of caregiving experience, CPR certification, TB clearance, and a clean criminal background.  Our company covers all of Los Angeles and Orange County, so finding a job that you can travel to in reasonable time should be no problem. If you are interested in joining our staff of caregivers in working in a rewarding field, contact us for more information.

Call us at 562-929-8400 today to learn more about employment requirements, or you can visit www.a-1jobs.com for details.  Check us out on Facebook!

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