Holiday Caregiver Burnout
December 30, 2013
Whether you're at the end of your tether, that tether has been cut years ago or you're just starting Caregiving for a loved one this time of year always seems to be the hardest. The season of joy is upon us, that is what the media, shopping centers and carolers want you to believe, but for many, the season of joy is really just more WORK! Organizing family from out of town, who is going to whose home when, shopping, cooking for an Army, wrapping gifts, shoveling snow, making that batch of cookies, decorating, the joy of scrapping your car from frost, and of course trying to avoid putting on an extra 10 pounds we usually gain during this time.
Don't forget the responsibilities you already have (work, community and charity) including Caregiving. Could we dump anymore on you during the holidays? I'm stressed out writing about it. Deep breath in, deep breath out. Let's make 2014 a little easier on you shall we?
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The articles below are provided by the National Care Planning Council. Each article is written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All elderly people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan.