How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout from Caregiving in North San Diego County

Over at Geriatric Care Management (what a great URL she has, too!) Maria Basso Lipani has a great article about managing the stress that arises from being a caregiver for your aging parents.  As she says, ““Caregiver burnout” is just a fancy term for exhaustion”, and, ” Any number of things related to caring for your aging parent can cause you to feel like you’re at the end of the proverbial rope including:

  • your relationship with your parent
  • elements of your work life/family life which are separate from, but inextricably linked to, your caregiving and of course…
  • the myriad experiences inside the elder care maze”

You can cope with the exhaustion and stress that comes from being a caregiver for your loved ones is to take care of yourself in reasonable ways.  For example, you can take “breaks” from the caregiving job by having “respite care” come in periodically.  Respite care is a fancy term for “relief caregivers”, where you have home care workers such as caregivers, home care aides, and personal attendants come in for periods of time to take over while you take a break.  A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions provides such respite care in North San Diego County to many families.

For the complete article, see How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Originally posted 2011-04-27 10:30:54.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.