5 Signs a Family Caregiver Needs Help
A caregiver for a family is hard work . Here are five signs a family caregiver needs help and support from others:
- Declining Health
Caring for another person sometimes comes at the risk of caring for a person’s health. Sometimes caregivers don’t have time to take care of their own health.
- Anxiety, Irritability, Depression
Taking care of a loved one is personally rewarding yet carries its own share of stress and emotional strain. Some family caregivers worry and feel guilty that they are not doing well enough for their family.
- Social Removal
Assisting Seniors can take away your free time to enjoy with your family and friends. Some family caregivers will become isolated.
- Changes in Appetite & Weight
As they are taking care of other people, sometimes they don’t have time to take care of their health. Some of them lose their appetite. Some of them turn to overeating. Some caregivers lose weight and others gain weight.
- Over-reliance on Alcohol & Drugs
Assuredly, caring for a loved one becomes devastating at times. But escaping the stress through excessive alcohol and medication compromises the health of both care recipient and caregiver.
What you can do: You should find someone to assist and alternate turns when taking care of someone. Or contact Golden Year’s Home Care for professional home caregivers.
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