Common Caregiver Challenges

Caregiver Connections by LifeFone

Taking on the position of caregiver can be a life altering role as you find yourself completely readjusting your priorities and reworking your schedule. While being a caregiver is ultimately extremely rewarding it is littered with numerous obstacles. Finding ways to balance your lifestyle and adjust to your “new normal” is not an easy feat, but if you recognize some of the universal obstacles caregivers face, you may be better able to grasp the position.

  • Time Management: Caregiving consumes a large portion of your time. Days seem to pass by in an instant, and you have less and less time to accomplish the tasks you once did on a daily basis pre-caregiving. Caregiving often decreases the amount of time you spend enjoying hobbies, going out with friends and going on vacation. With caregiving you quickly discover sporadic dinner plans and weekend getaways are a thing of the past. Everything you…

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Posted on February 23, 2012, in Caregiver, Caregiving and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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