Signs That You May Be Burned Out

Young and elderly female

Being a caregiver is a highly rewarding job, but it can also be a stressful job if you cannot manage your emotions well.  If the stress is becoming prolonged, the caregiver can become burned out.  Symptoms of a burnout include constant exhaustion, feeling unappreciated, and thinking that every day is a bad day.  These negative thoughts are not only affecting the quality of your caregiving work, but can have negative effects on your personal life as well.

The most important thing to do is the “Three R”, which is Recognize, Reverse, and Resilience.  The only way to overcome a problem is to recognize that there is a problem, so keep in mind and look for signs of burnout if you are feeling overwhelmed.  “Reverse” is to undo damange, whether it is by taking times off to relax or seek professional support.  Finally, “resilience” is what you will need to become stronger both mentally and physical to deal with stress and burnout.

A-1 Home Care has a long history in the in home care industry, helping seniors around Los Angeles and Orange County for over 20 years.  At the same time, we have built up the relationship with our caregivers to understand what it takes to bring out the best quality service while avoiding too much stress and burnout.  As a result, we offer flexible schedule that works for your, and can provide you with relief help with proper notice.  Our agency is here to help the caregivers.  We have both 24 hours live-in and hourly live-out work, and our case managers try their best to fit everyone’s preference in schedule.  Of course, you will need experience to work in this field, so qualification include 2 years of prior caregiving experience, CPR/First Aid certification, criminal background check, and TB clearance.

For more details about being a caregiver, please call 562-929-8400 to speak with our representatives, or you can find more info on www.a-1jobs.com. If you have time, check out our Facebook Page and give us a like!

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