Effective caregiving only means the ability to provide for the elder’s needs and improving their lives without exactly ruining yours. Indeed, some people can become entirely dedicated to providing for the needs of the elders that they can tend to ignore their own set of needs.
Here are some helpful tips to enhance your relationship and foster better self-care.
An important consideration that you need to make and have to make known to the elder you are caring for is that your services are not available for them anytime and wherever they want. Your first business would then involve creating reasonable limits as to when and how you provide service for them. It is important to set your limitations as this too will affect how they establish their demands.
They cannot expect you to provide the care and service for them whenever they want. Learn how to deal with these minor demands. When you fail to give in to them, they will eventually stop. However, there is still the tendency to give in if they continue to push harder in their demands. Find alternatives in responding to such demands, especially if you are caring for your elderly parents and you are tempted to cave into them.
Practice how you can balance being able to attend to their essential needs and taking care of your personal businesses.
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