Caring for a senior loved one can take a toll, mentally and physically. You need to check in with yourself, and sometimes prioritize you. Ask yourself how you feel about where you are, and where your life is headed. Consider how much sleep and rest you’re actually getting. Maybe the person you’re supporting could really benefit from a fresh face and personality that’s going to care for them.
If you as a caregiver are consistently overwhelmed it could reflect on the person you’re looking after. Sacrificing your own physical and mental health in order to care for a loved one is eventually going to be recognized on your face and through your actions. This can pose a threat to the relationship you have with your loved one.
Assisted living ensures that your loved one is getting the care they need and deserve, making it possible for you to focus on yourself while still being a part of their lives. If both parties are happy and content, your relationship will continue to thrive.