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Avoiding Home Care Burnout

Avoiding Home Care Burnout

Maybe you’re caring for an ailing parent, a sick spouse or disabled child. Your days, nights and in-betweens are full of a variety of home care duties. Maybe this is your profession, what you do for a living. You feel great about your choice to help people. You are full of compassion and caring and always put others before yourself.

But, now it’s apparent that if you don’t do something about your own needs, you won’t have anything left to give. You feel down. You feel tired, depressed and like you just don’t know what you have to give anymore. What can you do? Don’t just continue in despair, try one of these true remedies.

Find peace. Someplace in your home, outside, even as small as a certain corner or chair. Make that a place of restoration. Keep good books, journals and Kindles close by! Find those websites that uplift. Try not to focus on the ones that bring you down. Begin a spiritual practice of prayer and/or meditation.

Exercise. Even just walking or stretching a little every day can create a positive boost to your mood and attitude! Find time for a walk, a bike ride, a little bit of yoga. Our bodies want to move, let them.

Food. Don’t let yourself get too hungry. That leads to bad decisions of caffeine, sugar, over processed easy to find foods. Fill yourself up with good foods and make a plan to have something on hand for those tough times when you’re tired and want to reach for a Snickers or a Coke.

Forgiveness. Practice it for yourself and those around you! It has amazing healing properties.

Vacation. Sometimes you just need to take a few days off. Research has found that even planning a vacation can relieve stress as you daydream about what you might do! Start thinking about how you can make a quick trip to the beach or the mountains a reality. Look for help from others if you need it.

Be open to letting go of perfectionism. Does everything have to be your way or it’s wrong? You may be setting yourself up for extra stress that you don’t need. There is no way for any of us to control everything in life. Do your best and then let it go.

If we don’t take care of ourselves first, we certainly won’t have anything left to give to those for whom we do home care. Take self-care seriously to be the best caregiver you can be.

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24 Hour Home Care review summary

Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Brigieth
Brigieth 2020-05-28 via Google
Excellent!!
Reviewer: Cydney
Cydney 2020-05-26 via Google
24 Hour Home Care offers excellent assistance to people in need of a caregiver. They train their staff well and provide a service of care for seniors, accident victims and those recovering from illness and gives the families peace of mind knowing that their loved one is cared for. I highly recommend this company.
Reviewer: Michelle Martin Del
Michelle Martin Del 2020-05-26 via Google
My experience as a professional Caregiver has been a wonderful experience the staff is very friendly and very helpful. Thank you!
Reviewer: Michael
Michael 2020-04-29 via Google
My wife was hospitalized for over three weeks. When she was discharged from the hospital I needed help at home. I called 24 Hour Home Care on a Saturday and by Monday I had an excellent caregiver helping out. They provided a caregiver for two weeks while my wife was recuperating. I couldn’t have done it without them. They are a great company with excellent people. I recommend them highly.
Reviewer: Monique
Monique 2020-04-13 via Google
Working for a company that is so willing to improve! Makes for a long-lasting employment relationship🥰
Reviewer: Sylvia
Sylvia 2020-04-13 via Google
24-hour care keeps me working I get to care for the elderly which is very rewarding for me.

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our Caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry’s best caretakers so that have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our Caregivers through nation-wide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our Caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one’s home and well-being with our company, things we take more than just seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our Caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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