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Family Caregivers Challenges

Although providing full time care for your loved one can be extremely rewarding, it can leave the caregiver feeling overwhelmed, anxious and totally exhausted by their round the clock duties.

Caregiver Challenges in Jacksonville, Florida

Time Management:

Assuming caregiving duties will instantly affect your personal time. Caregivers have significantly less time to devote to themselves and other family members. They often need to sacrifice the things they enjoy, like hobbies, family vacations, social activities and work schedule.

Emotional and Physical Health:

Often caregivers report their own health gets worse as a result of the constant demands and stresses surrounding the care of their loved one. Caregivers experience a higher risk of feeling rundown, angry, isolated and depressed. Lack of sleep can be a serious emotional and physical health issue for family caregivers who are continually required to burn candle at both ends. 

Financial Strain:

Typically, family caregivers are unpaid. Consequently it’s not uncommon that caregiving duties will cause some degree of financial strain especially when caregiving duties take them away from their paying job.

Asking for Help:

It’s important for a family caregiver to seek a realistic balance between caregiving duties and their own life. Asking for help is not a weakness, it’s a must. Caregiving is a tiresome responsibility, so don’t be afraid to ask others for help or consider using one of the many Respite Care Comunities in greater Jacksonville.

Consider Respite Care:

Temporary Respite Care stays are a great way for families to test the waters of Assisted Living Communities. If you find that you attempts to discuss or visit senior living communities have fallen on deaf ears, you may find that scheduling a short respite stay is the answer. Once seeing a Senior Care Community and seeing all it has to offer, many seniors will change their way thinking about the viability of Respite Care, Assisted Living or Nursing Home Communities.

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