Caregiving is one of the hardest and most demanding professions which does not exclusively apply to trained carers. Many individuals, whether paid professional or a family member that has been primarily given minimal training, are providing care for a person who is aged, ill or injured. Did you know that there are actually 65 million caregivers to date?
Here are 6 more things you probably didn’t know about caregiving:1 Caregivers are Taking on the Job of the Pros Changing dressings, monitoring medication regimens and injections along with other medical tasks are now handled by them. Entrusting the job to a family is a more cost-effective option without hospital accommodation, which is also favourable for patients who prefer to stay at home.
So next time you take on the task of caregiving, know that you’re not alone in the daily struggle. Consider getting much-needed help for your loved one, like hiring a professional to get yourself some well-deserved break. Otherwise, you may soon be dealing with stress and burnout, with your own health issues to worry about. While the person you’re caring for may be an all-important person, you’re willing to sacrifice everything, for you may be the world to them. Remember, taking care of yourself first is key to gaining the strength to take care of others.