If you’re a spouse, an adult child, or a grandchild of a senior whose health is slowly declining, you might find yourself struggling to juggle your needs with theirs. And with the pandemic still having no end in sight, you might find these struggles doubling.
About 43.5 million adults in this country are unpaid caregivers for a friend or family member. A whopping 15.7 million of them are caregivers for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Add that to the pressure and stress related to trying to protect yourself and your loved ones from the coronavirus — the result can be a health crisis for the family caregiver.
We understand that you only want to help. But helping others doesn’t mean you have to discount your own needs.
As a professional provider of Home Health Care in Houston, Texas, we encourage you to pay closer attention to your physical and mental wellness. After all, you can’t take proper care of someone without being in the right faculties.
Caregiver burnout is a serious condition, and family caregivers should watch out for symptoms like:
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest
- Anxiety that impairs daily activities
- Unintended weight gain or weight loss
- Giving in to unhealthy habits (i.e. drinking)- Loss of interest in socializing
Know when to take a break. There are a variety of health professionals who you can reach out to, to provide your loved ones with quality Personal Care Services.
We at B&J Healthcare Services, Inc have been serving our clients with top-of-the-line Skilled Nursing in Texas for years and are proud that we’ve helped so many people better their lives with the help of our services and programs.