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Companion Care in Boynton Beach: How We Help Manage Caregiver Stress

Provider of companion care in Boynton Beach hugging elderly patient

If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one who is disabled, elderly, or chronically ill, you are not alone. Around 65 million Americans are providing care to friends or family members in need. It is estimated that the average family caregiver spends 20 hours per week looking after their loved one. That is equal to a part-time job. While many consider it a labor of love, looking after a loved one is physically and emotionally exhausting. If you have been balancing your personal life, paid employment, and your loved one's care, you can end up feeling the effects of caregiver burnout. Visiting Angels® Delray Beach FL can offer companion care referrals to families in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and the surrounding areas so family caregivers can get a well-deserved break. 

Tips to Help Caregivers in Boynton Beach Avoid Burnout

The best thing you can do to avoid caregiver burnout is to remember to focus on your own needs. In caring for your loved one, it is important you don't forget to take care of yourself. As an experienced companion care agency, Visiting Angels Delray Beach recommends the following to caregivers in Boynton Beach:

  • Take time for yourself. Go see a new movie, get your hair or nails done, or make a dinner date with friends to get a break and recharge.
  • Pay attention to your physical needs. Make sure you aren't skipping meals for yourself, get some exercise, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Find a local support group. Talking with others who have similar experiences can be invaluable for your emotional well-being
  • Practice relaxation techniques. Meditation, deep breathing, yoga, journaling, and going for walks can all help you clear your mind.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help! Allowing someone else to lend a hand is good for them, your loved one, and yourself.

Companion Care for Seniors in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton

To help family caregivers throughout Boynton Beach make time for themselves, Visiting Angels Delray Beach offers companion care referrals. Elder care professionals from our nurse registry can look after your loved one while you take some time for yourself. We are serving families throughout Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Palm Beach, Parkland, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas.

Call Visiting Angels Delray Beach today and ask how our companion care referrals help seniors and their families in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and the surrounding area.

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