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Home Care helps manage Family Carer Stress

Caregiver stress is defined as a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. As a family carer, you are providing immeasurable care to your loved ones. But who is caring for you?  Burnout often occurs when caregivers don’t get the support they require or they try to do too much on their own.

Some of the signs include withdrawal from friends and family, loss of interest, feeling blue and thoughts of self-harm. Such signs are often similar to depression so it can be difficult to identify caregiver burnout. Feeling powerless is often the first sign of Carer stress, particularly if you feel stuck in a role and you take on the responsibility of caring for your loved one, it can include physical tasks, medication reminders, dressing, meal preparation, transportation to appointments, and more. Figure out what is realistic for you to be able to do and include setting realistic goals for caring for your loved one, developing tools for coping and using home care services such as Home Care Assistance.

You make demands on your body all day so that you can meet the needs of your loved one. This exhaustion can cause you to become anxious, irritable, and edgy, wondering how much longer you can continue to do this. You are not alone in your exhaustion. Time to relax is important for your productivity as a caregiver. By using the help of home care services you can participate in relaxation activities can include maintaining friendships, making time for hobbies such as reading or playing with dogs and spending time out of the house.

Many family carers have not been trained on how to provide care for their loved one. You might not fully understand your loved one’s limitations or disease, as many progressive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease can change quickly or even change day-to-day. Professional Home care services like Home Care Assistance have teams that consist of the best caregivers in the industry with each employee carefully screened for their skills and compassion. Once hired, our caregivers go through specialised training for the Balanced Care Method and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method to help meet the needs of our clients.

As a caregiver, leisure time may seem like a luxury. However, you owe it to yourself and the person you are caring for to give yourself permission to do the things that you enjoy. Carer stress is easily preventable if you follow a few simple steps. By setting realistic goals, using home care if required and giving yourself leisure time; your chances of developing caregiver burnout will be significantly reduced.

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We have been with Home Care assistance for last three years. I am impressed by the diversity of the services, they provide.I had few carers but the carer, Shweta, has been coming to us for last two... years, has been a Godsend. She pushes him to do the things which i am unable to. It’s a compliment to Homecare assistance to employ professionals of that standard.No matter what problem I incur, all I have to do is to ring the agency..The eagerness and understanding towards the need of the client is amazing.I would recommend Homecare assistance to anyone and everyone, who requires assistance in all aspects of life.In my case i am grateful of the help i am getting to look after my husband.read more
I really like working at Homecare Assistance the Office Team are very helpful and they give me plenty of work.
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Recently I had a situation where due to a family crisis, I needed respite assistance for a couple of days. Home Care Assistance provided a quick response to my query and were able to get a... person for me in time for me to go to my brother's funeral in another state. The person who stayed and looked after my father was very caring, compassionate and reliable. I was extremely happy with the service provided.read more
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I really appreciate working for a smaller organization as communication with the team in the office is very important as a support worker in the community.It’s really been great to be a part of this... company who are a caring team which the clients benefit from as well as the front line workers.read more
I am very satisfied with the carers who take care of my wife. They are not only experienced but very compassionate and understanding of my wife’s needs. They are always positive and easy to deal... with. I would have no problems recommending the company to other potential clients.read more
A positive experience of co-ordinated care and provision of support services to meet my high care level of needs.
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