Although caring for an aging in place elderly loved one is highly rewarding, trying to balance caregiving with a household and job can be emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting. As a result, many informal caregivers eventually go through periods of anxiety, depression, fatigue and stress, and some even experience a clinical condition known as “caregiver burnout”.
One-in-three American adults currently serve as informal caregivers, and most take care of an aging in place elderly loved one. Although caring for an aging senior is a labor of love, the physical and emotional demands involved can oftentimes be overwhelming. If you currently find yourself in this situation, here are some easy ways to get the assistance you need.