4208 97 St NW #101 Edmonton, AB T6E 5Z9, Canada

About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

12 Signs You Are Experiencing Caregiver Compassion Fatigue

Edmonton Respite Care  |  November 28, 2018

Caregiver showing signs of stress | Caregiver Compassion Fatigue | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

Everything Edmonton Caregivers Need to Know About Experiencing Compassion Fatigue

Caregiver Compassion Fatigue | When family or friends must care for a loved one, symptoms of chronic stress are likely to appear. The caregiver can suffer emotionally and physically from the loving care they’re providing to someone else. This common problem called compassion fatigue is a term given to caregivers who might be helping someone injured, ill, or traumatized. Caregivers usually have the best intentions as they’re trying to help, but someone who is elderly, ill, or incapacitated can be an overwhelming burden on one’s mental, physical, and emotional abilities.

Compassion fatigue is considered similar to burnout, but compassion fatigue is more unpredictable in its onset. Burnout usually takes a longer time to emerge whereas symptoms of compassion fatigue can arrive suddenly. Burnout can be so severe that someone experiencing it will even find it necessary to leave a job, or even an occupation entirely. With compassion fatigue, someone can typically be treated much more easily, but there are specific things one must do for self-care while providing care for a loved one.

It’s mandatory to rejuvenate between caregiving shifts. Compassion fatigue may create intense emotional pain and physical fatigue, so caregivers need to watch for symptoms and then learn the tools to manage the stress healthily. If you’re providing care for a parent, friend, or loved one, ask for assistance before things get too hard on you.

Learn the Common Symptoms of Caregiver Compassion Fatigue:

  1. Feelings of inequity toward the caregiver relationship
  2. Loss of meaning in caregiving
  3. Withdrawal, isolation, or feelings of being disconnected
  4. Apathy or a lower threshold for compassion or empathy
  5. Problems arising in other relationships
  6. Difficulty sleeping
  7. Weight loss
  8. Destructive behaviours or substance abuse
  9. Unexplained headaches
  10. Anger, irritability, anxiety
  11. Chronic exhaustion (emotional and/or physical
  12. Feelings of dread, impending disaster, or guilt

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.


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