Caregivers in Danbury CT: Are You Feeling Overwhelmed as a Family Caregiver?


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Are You Feeling Overwhelmed as a Family Caregiver?

Caregivers in Danbury CT

Caregivers in Danbury CTWhen you start to feel overwhelmed as a family caregiver, you might feel like you're trapped underwater. You can see that there's a problem, but you just can't get yourself to safety. Try some of these ideas to get you to a point of solid ground where you can start to think more clearly.

Pay Attention to Your Feelings

Often when a family caregiver gets to the point where she's overwhelmed, she's experiencing a variety of feelings that she can't even identify anymore. The overwhelm just washes over everything. Try taking some time to journal or even just think about what you're feeling in each individual situation. You may start to notice some patterns. If you're having a really difficult time sorting out your emotions, it can be helpful to talk to a therapist or a counselor.

Take a Step Back

When you're overwhelmed, that's your brain's way of trying to convince you to take a moment and to step back. Do just that, even if it's only for a few minutes at a time. Ask other family members to take over for a little while or hire home care providers to take care of your loved one while you take the time that you need to recuperate a bit. Everything will still be there when you come back.

Find a Support Group

Another reason that you might feel overwhelmed is that you're likely the only person who is as involved in your loved one's care as you are. When that happens, you don’t have anyone else around you who understands the situation as well as you do. Other family caregivers do understand where you're coming from, though, so it's important to find a support group and start availing yourself of the support.

Find Your Best Way to Relax and Recharge

Everyone has different ways of recharging and getting back on their feet. You might enjoy reading cozy mysteries before you go to bed. Or perhaps you enjoy yoga or meditation. Whatever it is that works for you is what you need to do more of, so figure out how to add it to your daily and weekly schedule.

Once you dig out of your overwhelm a bit, develop a plan to help keep you from getting back there so easily.


If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in Danbury, 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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