With COVID fluctuating, caregivers are needed now, more than ever! That only means the workload is often increased.
Though caregiver stress can affect anyone providing care, research shows 75% of caregivers experiencing significant strain are women.
Care is generally provided in the home of the person being cared for but may also be provided in the caregiver’s home, especially when long-term care is necessary.
COMMON ISSUES CAREGIVERS FACE:
-anxiety & frustration: putting ones life on hold to aid in someone else’s life can be distressing at times.
-fear: a caregiver may worry about health, mortality or declined in a loved one.
-Depression: lack of self care and contribute to isolation, loneliness.
Many of these caregivers may also feel guilty for not having enough time to do everything they wish to accomplish or feel they “should” be doing.
Understanding that you are doing you best and you are not at fault, is important. It can be difficult managing your life and someone else’s, however, it is not impossible. At Star Point Counseling Center, therapy may provide the help and motivation for caregivers to take care of themselves, meet their needs, and continue their work.