Common Caregiver ComplaintsPosted 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.
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.
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.