Is caregiver burnout a likely possibility if you’re supporting elderly parents?
100% Yes. (From experience, we’d go so far as to say it’s probable.)
The big question, then: is it possible to lighten your load while still remaining a supportive caregiver?
Also 100% yes.
That’s why we’ve designed this caregiver burnout quiz.
Regain Your Life Balance
Because not only is it possible to regain life balance while showing up as a loving caregiver, but we’ve seen again and again joy return to parent-child relationships when needs are better met for both parties.
Here’s the truth: like with most things we want to change, the first step is awareness. Sometimes we’re so close to our challenges that we don’t even realize how underwater we feel until we come up for air.
If you’re taking care of an elderly parent, you’re juggling an ever-growing list: managing medications, assessing memory loss, making sure mom’s eating. It’s a lot. And at the end of each day, there are still your own needs. Taking care of yourself is the foundation to show up as the caregiver you’d like to.
Take the Caregiver Burnout Quiz
So if you’re feeling a little tender — or a lot overwhelmed — right now? We see you. You’re not alone. Consider this your official invitation to get a clear picture of where you could use support — and to ask for it.
Carve out a few minutes for yourself to take this burnout quiz, more officially called the Caregiver Impact Analysis. We find that folks are often surprised by how many aspects of their lives are affected by caretaking.
Take the 13 questions Caregiver Impact Analysis here.
After taking the quiz, you may realize your life could use some re-balancing. Wondering the best way to start taking back the reins? Read our top tips for caretaking here. Spoiler: they have nothing to do with Medicaid or getting mom to take her medicine — and everything to do with finding that elusive balance.
And as always, we’re here to help. Call us at 678-297-0388 or send us a message, anytime.