The holidays are supposed to be such a joyous, fun-filled time of the year. Shopping, holiday parties and family gatherings are in abundance, making this a great occasion to connect with others and spend quality time. But for caregivers of seniors, the holiday season may leave you more stressed and overwhelmed than ever before. You have a lot on your plate year-round, but the pressure to look after your loved one during the holidays can be a bit much and lead to caregiver stress and even burnout.
According to an AARP Family Caregiver Survey, 7 in 10 family caregivers say it is emotionally stressful to care for loved ones during the holiday season. If you find yourself feeling burdened this year, the following strategies to cope might be helpful.
One of the most important things to remember is that caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your loved one. Making sure your physical and mental health are a priority is critical for feeling your best and allowing you to provide the best care possible.
Try these tips for managing your holiday stress and bringing joy back into the season:
Dacier Manor at Advent Christian Village can offer the caregiving assistance you need. Dacier Manor is a beautiful, supportive assisted living community for seniors who could benefit from some daily help and support. You’ll find a thriving, vibrant environment with a caring staff devoted to services like daily meals, housekeeping, medication supervision and more.
Additionally, for seniors who wish to stay at home in a more familiar environment, we offer ACV Home Care and companion services to support seniors, caregivers and their families. Contact us for more information or to schedule a visit of our beautiful senior living community in Dowling Park, Florida.