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As a caregiver, you can be overwhelmed with responsibilities. You’re not only a caregiver, you could also be a spouse or partner, parent, student, or co-worker. No matter what other roles you have in your life, it can be a not-so-easy adjustment with the extra responsibilities of a caregiver.
As the pandemic has changed the course of everyone’s work life, the transition of returning to your job can affect your time and energy with caregiving for your loved one. According to AARP, 75% of caregivers worry about juggling work and caregiving duties. However, while it’s not easy to deal with overwhelming responsibilities, you can cope through ways of finding balance within all your roles. Understanding how to balance all your work life and caregiving duties is necessary for your mental and physical health, as well as for caring for your loved one.
First, it is necessary to understand what is stressing you out. Figuring this out will help you understand what solutions you need to find to adjust. AARP states the following are key stressors in balancing work life and caregiving responsibilities:
Workplace flexibility is critical when you are also a caretaker. Luckily, more than half of caregivers have said they received flexible schedules since the pandemic, according to AARP. Get in contact with your supervisor or HR to find out how your workplace can help your situation. Here are ways some American businesses have accommodated caregivers and see if any of these options are right for you:
The stress of trying to manage your work life and caretaking duties can be fixed, you can take control of your situation through the following approaches:
As a caretaker, managing your other responsibilities such as your 9-5 job, can’t be easy. While it may feel like the world is against you, take a step back and realize you can take control of your situation. Take action and work towards having a balance between your responsibilities so you can take care of yourself and your loved one in the best way possible.
1 +1 Cares is a referral agency that works for clients and caregivers. We match caregivers with clients and inform them of your requirements. We work for you so you and your loved one can have a safe, enjoyable caregiving experience.
1+1 Cares by serving as a family’s caregiving concierge. 1+1 Cares is a unique platform that synergizes premium service, qualified caregivers, and affordable rates. By empowering families to make the right decisions, 1+1 Cares makes in-home care affordable and accessible. 1+1 Cares about you.
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