3/1/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

Coping With Care Giver Stress

Why am I so exhausted? How do I balance all my responsibilities? Why doesn’t my spouse or child understand what I’m going through? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then you might be experiences symptoms of caregiver stress.

Caregiver stress is extremely common and while caregiving can be very rewarding, it can also be challenging. As a caregiver for a senior adult, you understand the emotional and physical challenges of caring for someone you love. But it’s just as important to take care of your own health to help eliminate or decrease stress.

  • Rest/sleep: Take time to decompress and rest.
  • Stay healthy: Take vitamins and eat a healthy diet filled with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and minimal saturated fat. Get regular check-ups with your primary physician and exercise regularly.
  • Friends/family: Stay in touch with your friends and family members. Socializing can help you feel connected to others.
  • Support Group: Find a local support group for other individuals in your situation.

At Brookdale Senior Living communities, we understand the difficulty and stress that comes from caring for an aging loved one. We’ll give you peace of mind that your loved one is being cared for while allowing you to once again be a child, spouse, or friend instead of the primary caretaker.

Brookdale offers Independent Living, Personalized Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care. Our compassionate associates provide care and Respect for Individual Preferences SM and ensure Daily Moments of SuccessSM for your loved one. We embrace our residents’ life histories and strive to blend elements from past occupations, hobbies, routines and family life into the daily experience.

As we personally connect to our residents and their families, our CAREconnections SM systems and way of caring focus on a Collaborative Approach that supports resident health and well-being while emphasizing Respect and Excellence in our delivery of care. Call or stop by today to receive a complimentary copy of ‘Take Your Oxygen First’ by Leeza Gibbons!

Brookdale communities have provided exceptional senior living since 1978. Today, Brookdale is the nation’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States and a leading provider of senior-related services. WIth an outstanding reputation in its field, Brookdale currently operates more than 568 senior living and retirement communities across the nation. Each day, more than 32,000 Brookdale associates serve over 53,600 residents in a variety of settings.

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Seniors Guide Staff

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