If you’re not careful chronic fatigue can transition into full-blown caregiver burnout, and once that happens the health and wellbeing of both you and your care recipient are placed at risk. Fortunately, avoiding the effects of caregiver fatigue and burnout is possible when taking these steps.
Taking care of an elderly loved one can be an emotional roller coaster ride of highs and lows depending upon the day. Negative emotions that family caregivers oftentimes experience include anger, resentment, guilt, anxiety and frustration. As an informal caregiver, staying positive can help you get through those challenging and stressful times when nothing seems to be going right.
At some point stress, worry and anxiety can keep a caregiver from providing their loved one with the assistance they need. Thankfully, there are several good ways to manage caregiver anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis, starting with these.