Caregivers in Cupertino CA
Signing up to be a caregiver for a family member is probably not something people plan on. Most of us never think about the future in those terms. We never see a parent as having need for a home care aide or other physical support system.
There are an estimated 44 million family caregivers supporting loved ones in the United States right now (Forbes). Many of them are dealing with a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety as a result.
This caregiver stress can affect your health, work life, and it can even destroy relationships. Below are five ways that can happen (and that is why it’s a good idea to seriously consider hiring professional home care support services).
1. Snapping at others.
The more stress a person is under, the more likely he or she will get easily frustrated and angry. When that anger is not controlled, it can cause a person to begin snapping at people closest to them. This can include the senior, a spouse, children, siblings, coworkers, your boss, and much more.
If you find yourself short tempered and snapping easily, think about the stress you’re dealing with as a family caregiver.
2. Not making enough time for your loved ones.
The more time that elderly person in your life requires assistance, the less time you have to devote to others in your life. If you’re not making time for your spouse, partner, friends, and others who are important to you, they can feel neglected, that you don’t care, or that you moved on to other things and individuals around them.
3. Trying to control everything.
When you try to control every situation in your life, you will probably discover that you simply can’t do it. However, the effort to control everything has a tendency to push people away.
That can be devastating to all sorts of relationships.
4. Venting all the time.
Your best friend has been there for you since high school. You have been there for her as well. However, your constant griping, complaining, and venting, while helpful to you, can be affecting your relationship in negative ways.
A relationship is a two-way street and if you are constantly using this friendship to help you feel better by venting, you may not realize the damage it’s causing.
5. Your health suffers.
When your health declines, the people around you can see it, usually much easier than you can feel it. They might be trying to get your attention, and it may feel like nagging. When you feel nagged, you’re going to react in a way that is not conducive to a positive relationship.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering in-home caregivers in Cupertino, CA, please contact the caring staff at Bay Area Home Care. Call today 650-938-4031.