Family caregivers provide extremely valuable services to the people they care for, but they almost always forget to care for themselves.
Caregiver burnout is almost inevitable as the balance and boundaries between the needs of the sick person, and the needs of the caregiver blur. Some signs of caregiver burnout are:
- Neglect of your relationships, families, and jobs
- Neglect of your own health
- Feeling like no help is in sight
- Feeling defeated by caregiving tasks
- Feeling like your efforts don’t matter
Call 415-938-4555 or contact me to schedule a free 20 min. consultation today.
Michael Milazzo, MFT is here to help family caregivers in San Francisco and the Bay Area find balance again by emphasising and teaching some key elements of self-care and caregiving “musts” for the caregiver.
Caring for yourself is most important, when it seems the most impossible.
I provide caregiver coaching or one-on-one therapy rooted in understanding and experience. Our goal is to find balance, and return from caregiver burnout, or better yet, avoid burnout altogether by:
- Finding coping strategies
- Redefine roles and boundaries
- Processing one’s own health & mortality
- Processing grief and loss
- How to talk about caregiving with friends
- How to ask for help
In America today, nearly 66 million family caregivers provide care to an ill, disabled, or aged family member, spouse, child, or friend.
From Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia causing illnesses, to chronic illnesses, the caregiving tasks range from managing finances, managing medical appointments, shopping and cooking, to more difficult tasks like bathing, dressing, medication management, medical interventions, and in home treatments.
Michael offers one-on-one therapy and caregiver coaching designed to be a pragmatic guide to maintain quality of life for the caregiver, and the person they care for.
Schedule a consultation online today or call me at 415-938-4555 to see why caring for yourself is most important, when it seems the most impossible.