Senior Care in Redding CT: How to Be a Successful Family Caregiver without Burning Out


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How to Be a Successful Family Caregiver without Burning Out

Senior Care in Redding CT

Senior Care in Redding CTWhen a family caregiver becomes too stressed, she's in danger of burning out. Once that happens, it's extremely difficult to recover, so your best bet is to avoid burning out altogether.

Educate Yourself as Much as You Can

The more that you know about your elderly loved one's existing and potential health conditions, the more prepared you are to care for her. Talk to her doctor at appointments and ask questions when you need more information. Other sources for education can include support groups, illness-specific organizations, and books about the illness. You may even find that your loved one's senior care providers have experience with some conditions and can offer tips that make life a little easier.

Put Yourself in Your Loved One's Shoes

Compassion is important when you're providing care to an elderly loved one. With that in mind, try putting yourself in your loved one's shoes regularly. How would you feel about your limitations? How would you feel about different situations? When you can understand your loved one's feelings, you can also better understand some of her reactions.

Keep up with Your Own Mental and Physical Health

It's really easy as a family caregiver to be so concerned about your elderly loved one's health that you ignore or neglect your own. If you plan to keep up with your own life as well as your loved one's, however, you absolutely must start paying attention to your own mental and physical well-being.

Find a Support System

Having a support system that you can count on can help you to stay on top of everything as a family caregiver. Your support system might be made up of friends, neighbors, and other family members as well as people that you meet in your support group meetings. Anyone that you can lean on when you need them is a member of your support system.

Approach Every Day Positively

Your own attitude is extremely important as a family caregiver. If you can wake up every day and approach it positively, you're far more likely to be both successful and to avoid burning out from being an overloaded family caregiver.

When you find that you're feeling stressed, that's your cue to step back and to take care of yourself.


If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Redding CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.

I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.

As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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