What Does it Mean When You’re Experiencing a Wide Range of Emotions as a Caregiver?

You might not be used to going through a rollercoaster of emotions in your “normal” life, but as a caregiver, this can be very common. Figuring out who can help you to manage the situation in such a way that you can regain some balance.

Home Care Brighton NY - What Does it Mean When You're Experiencing a Wide Range of Emotions as a Caregiver?

Home Care Brighton NY – What Does it Mean When You’re Experiencing a Wide Range of Emotions as a Caregiver?

You Might Have Some Anticipatory Grief

No matter what your relationship is like with your aging adult, you can experience grief about what might happen in the future. Grief makes everyone react in different ways so you might be surprised to find that some of your swirling emotions are because of grief that you’re not fully experiencing yet.

You Could Be Experiencing Too Much Stress

Being a family caregiver means that you’re dealing with a lot all the time. You’re probably experiencing far more stress that you’re even admitting to yourself. This can cause your emotions to careen out of control when you least expect them to do so.

You Might Be Stifling Your Emotions

When you don’t acknowledge and feel your emotions as they are, they have a tendency to show up anyway. In fact, they frequently come back much stronger than they would have been and create far more havoc for you. It’s far better for you to work through emotions as they arrive rather than ignoring them.

Your Own Needs Might not Even Be on the List

Chances are very good that you take care of quite a few different people all day, every day. But are your needs even on the list? If they’re not, you’re ignoring yourself and that doesn’t last for long. Take stock of what you need to do for you and then do it.

You May Need to Take a Break from Caregiving

If you’ve been neglecting yourself for a while or caregiving has become extremely difficult for you, consider taking a break from caregiving. This doesn’t have to be permanent by any means, but stepping back can help you to regain your equilibrium. Consider hiring home care providers who can care for your aging adult and take care of yourself first.

Sorting through your emotions, acknowledging them, and figuring out what’s contributing to them can help you to gain results that work for you.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Brighton NY, contact the caring staff at Caring Hearts of Rochester today! Serving Rochester, Pittsford, Greece, Webster, Canandaigua, Fairport, Perinton, Penfield, Brighton, Henrietta and ansurrounding communities. Call 585-245-0134.

About Kevin Watkins

Caring Hearts of Rochester was founded by John Hunt and Kevin Watkins. Kevin and John met when they were in the same Boy Scout Troop in their youth. They chose different career paths before forming Caring Hearts.

Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.

After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.

As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)