Common Caregiver Complaints

Common Caregiver Complaints

Posted on October 7, 2014 by ElderCare Resources Phoenix in Blog, Caregiver Education, Caregiving

Modern Aging: Caregiving pet peeves

By Katie Gilstrap Special correspondent, TimesDispatch

Every caregiver has a personal list of pet peeves: those situations, large or small, that just get under your skin and make you frustrated.

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But what do you do when these things seem to pop up all the time, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to manage them?

Research shows that getting those things off your chest once in a while can be an important way of letting off some steam, so things don’t continue to build to a point of explosion.

Consider writing down your gripes and compare them with this list. It can help you release some tension and remind you that you are not alone.

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Which are your most annoying caregiving pet peeves?

  • Multipart doctor visits: Come today, back tomorrow, over there for blood work, now X-rays on the next floor, recheck next week.
  • Would-be helpers who offer to help, but who are never available on any of the days, weeks or months you happen to ask.
  • Medications that look alike? It’s hard enough for us to tell them apart, let alone someone with fading eyesight.
  • When your loved one keeps the TV blaring all day, all night? Especially when it’s tuned to a 24-hour news station, so you hear the same headlines repeat throughout the day.

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