A certain amount of stress and resentment is common for caregivers. It’s important to sometimes take a step back and evaluate the whole situation, since caregiver responsibilities can build up over time. Don’t be afraid to asked loved ones for help or to hire help, especially with specific tasks like cooking or cleaning. Respite care programs and community organizations may also be able to help. Don’t forget to take care of your own basic needs, and take an occasional break when you need one.
- It has been observed that when people encounter a situation that is not of their making or choice, they feel negative and resentful.
- No matter how much one loves to care for his older adults, due to the problems associated with it, one might often encounter caregiver resentment.
- Many caregivers should note that their tasks and responsibilities in the job tend to increase over time and when they do not expect it they get overwhelmed.
“We might want to avoid or suppress these negative feelings, but if they’re not addressed, they can significantly increase caregiver stress.”