Most caregivers have no formal training to perform their task as they’re primarily family members. So, they must discover their role over time. The caregivers face many issues to encounter, which include anxiety as well as fatigue. The use of certain activities, such as writing, may help you deliver better as a caregiver.
Journaling is an even more crucial tool for older health monitoring. According to Pew Center for Research most caregivers decide to keep and store information in their heads but without recording. While this may seem convenient as it requires little effort, journaling could help you work more efficiently. This article will demonstrate ten different ways that a caregiver can help older people keep track of their health, whether you are in an assisted living house or nursing home.
1. By Maintaining Your Health As a Caregiver
Many studies indicate caregivers run the risk of developing poor health as a result of burnout and stress. Caregiving for seniors can often lead to sickness, especially in the case of non-medical personnel who are placed in the position without knowledge or guidance. According to AARP, three-quarters of caretakers considered their job demanding.
If you’re feeling stressed, burnt out and unwell as a caregiver, supporting the health of a senior will be difficult. The senior may be noticing this as well and be stressed too. Much like the airline attendant analogy, caregiver journaling might help you maintain your health and help someone else. Air attendants should first put on oxygen masks in emergency before they are able to assist the passengers.
A study from the Advances in Psychiatric Treatment journal found that journaling can help individuals to focus their minds and concentrate on one subject. Additionally, it helps to clear thoughts and information in the brain. Journaling helps you focus. Healthy caregivers are better for seniors in general health, compared to unhealthy ones.
2. This can assist you in detecting the signs of health issues early.
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