Being a caregiver for someone in need is a very admirable job, and often times the caregivers give their 110% effort into caring for the senior that they ignore their own personal well-being. If this trend persist, these caregivers will eventually get stressed and burned out, ultimately affecting their quality of care altogether. It is important to realize if you push yourself too hard, it might do more harm than good for the care recipient who is depending on your care at moments noticed. As a result, there are a few things that caregivers can do to put some focus back on themselves.
- Be organized by setting schedules – Schedule a relaxing day out. Schedule that doctor’s appointment that you’ve been postponing. Make the time to spend with your family. The main point is to have a plan for the “me” time.
- Say “no” sometimes – There always seems to be that guilty feeling when saying no to additional request for care because the senior is the one who is under difficult circumstances. Understand that it is okay to say “no” and don’t feel obligated to the the rest when you truly need it.
- Streamline inefficiencies – Cook meals in bigger portions, use gadgets to simply your job and set reminders, help seniors to pay their bills online, these are just some things that you can do to act as mini relief during your job, and make you a more efficient caregiver
Home care is rapidly growing in popularity, and more and more caregiving jobs are opening up due to the demand. A-1 Home Care is looking for caregivers with 2 or more years of experience, CPR certification, TB tested, and clean criminal backgrounds. We are receiving clients daily, and we want to accommodate them with the highest quality of home health aides and caregivers available around Los Angeles and Orange County. We have both 24 hour live in care and hourly senior care positions available, and we make our best effort to fit everyone’s commute and schedule for their work.
For more info on becoming a caregiver, please call us at 562-929-8400 today, or visit www.a-1jobs.com to learn more.