The Caregiver’s Life
Caregiving can be lonely work and put significant stress on personal lives, jobs, marriages, families, and friendships.
Looking after your loved one is one of the most demanding, complex and misunderstood jobs anyone can do. One can feel overworked, overwhelmed, stressed, under appreciated, scared, and all alone and experience guilt, suppressed anger, frustration, and more…
Care Giving Changes Lives…
Job, Career: is put in jeopardy having to take time off work to care for your loved one.
Income: loss of work time means less pay.
Time spent care-giving: means less time to spend with your family.
Long Days: can sap one’s energy.
Learning new things: can be challenging.
Taking on more responsibilities: can be tasking.
Emotional and physical health can be effected: without proper time outs, sleep, and energy renewal.
Grief and Loss is Connected to Care Giving:
Caregivers experience “Anticipatory Grief” from the diminishing ‘losses’, which occurs with those they are caring for.
(For dealing with Grief, visit our other website: Heart and Soul Bereavement)
60 percent of caregivers suffer major depression, most of which goes undiagnosed.