Caregiver Stress Huntersville NC
How much is caregiver stress affecting your life? You might not be able to answer that question honestly, especially if you overestimate your ability to do certain tasks. However, as a family caregiver, it’s absolutely essential that you are completely self-aware about your own health and well-being.
September is International Self Awareness Month and there are some keys you can rely upon to help you determine just how much stress is having an effect on the rest of your life. It could be affecting your health, interpersonal relationships, marriage, work, and even what you’re doing to help support that elderly family member.
How is stress affecting your health?
Are you eating properly? Are you getting a good, healthy breakfast in? Are you able to sit down and make a nice, hearty dinner? If you’ve answered no to any of these questions, you’re not doing as well as you might have thought. Your body, especially your brain, requires proper nutrition, including vitamins and minerals. Taking supplements is a roundabout way to get some, but believe it or not your body isn’t going to absorb the maximum amount of vitamins and other nutrients it needs just from supplements.
How about your work? Are you feeling overwhelmed at your job? Are you getting reprimanded? Are you going into work late, leaving early, being distracted with your phone at different times throughout the day? If you are, it’s something you need to take seriously right now.
What about your relationships? Are you arguing with your spouse, best friends, not even spending time with your friends or doing things you enjoy at the moment? That’s a common side effect of caregiver work, even for a family member.
The more aware you are about stress in your life, the more you can do to combat it.
You need to understand the impact stress is having on your life and your own limitations. When you try to take care of an elderly loved one while doing all of these other things, something has to give. You’ve probably given up certain things you enjoy in life. Your work may be suffering. Your relationships may be harmed.
But you don’t have to keep allowing that to happen. You can take control by sitting down with your elderly loved one and discussing home care options. A home care aide can help support the senior in your life, giving you time to focus on living a healthier and more fulfilled life.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Huntersville, NC please contact the caring staff at BlueDot Cares. Call 704-586-9248.
Kevin’s passion to inspire independence has helped over 40,000 local families regain independence in the home.It was through helping these families that Kevin identified a gaping hole in the health care sector.People want to recover and age at home and current in-home care options make it hard and inefficient to do so.Families have to piece together providers for the needs of their loved ones.
Kevin founded BlueDot Cares to fix this challenge for families.BlueDot’s family of companies provides a synergy of care allowing loved ones to recover or age where they want to – at home.Families can feel comfort that their loved ones not only have the most supportive and best caregivers; but also, they will have the equipment they need to remain safe at home.
BlueDot has grown over the years because Kevin truly cares, the employees care, the referring physicians care, the current clients that refer friends and family to BlueDot CARE!BlueDot is part of the community and is honored to show the community that BlueDot cares through a corporate initiative.For every new BlueDot Cares client, a bed will be purchased for a child in need in the community.
BlueDot cares and will inspire in more ways than one!
For more information on Kevin and BlueDot, please visit his LinkedIn Page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-bilderback-1bb3326)
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