Home Care Blog>In Home Care | November 27, 2018
What is Compassion Fatigue? | Becoming a family caregiver is a noble thing and a sign of how much you care for your senior loved one. However, as it’s often the case, family caregivers get to a point when they’re no longer capable of taking care of the senior. At least not without feeling bad, both emotionally and physically.
This condition is called compassion fatigue and is pretty common. It comes as a result of too much stress that comes with providing care to the senior loved one, as well as watching them struggle with all the problems that the old age brings.
Although the signs of compassion fatigue depend on the personality of the caregiver, there are some symptoms that are more common than others. Those include the following:
If you recognize some of these symptoms, it means that it’s time for you to take some break. The good news is that even just a couple of days could do wonders for you. The thing we recommend is to take a small vacation, visit friends and relatives, or simply watch movies and series on TV. But, get some rest from your work as a family caregiver.
The question you’re probably asking at this point is who’s gonna take care of your senior while you’re away. The answer is Comfort Keepers. This is an adult home care agency whose caregivers can fill your spot while you’re absent.
They have the skills and the experience necessary to give your aging loved one all they need. And because they work in shifts, there’s gonna be someone watching over your senior loved one at any given time.
At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help support physician-prescribed diet and exercise plans, provide medication reminders, provide transportation to appointments and help seniors engage in the activities they love the most. And, our caregivers can help senior stay connected with loved ones through video chats, phone calls and care updates. We believe that every senior should experience the best in life.
Contact the Comfort Keepers Calgary office to learn more about how we can help maintain safety, comfort, and happiness in the home.