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3 Ways to Manage Caregiver Guilt September 17, 2019

La Crosse, La Crosse County
3 Ways to Manage Caregiver Guilt, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Elderly care is a challenging task that requires time and dedication. It’s also an emotional process that can quickly burn you out as you begin to experience frustration, anger, or guilt. Managing these feelings is essential for your well-being, as well as the well-being of your loved one. Use the following tips to put things into perspective and provide optimal care.

Tips for Managing Caregiver Guilt

1. Identify Your Triggers

If you feel guilty after becoming impatient or angry with your loved one, identify your triggers. Are they being rude or uncooperative? Do you feel resentment because your personal life isn’t as full as it once was? Is elderly care draining you financially? Once you recognize the aspects of this task that are triggering you, you can take steps to help.

2. Take Personal Time

elderly careCaregiver burnout is a very prevalent issue. It’s therefore important that you take alone time to do your favorite hobbies, see friends, and unwind. While you may feel guilty about being away from your loved one, this personal time is crucial for your well-being and will allow you to provide better care. To reduce guilty feelings, ask family members to help with elderly care when you’re taking a break.

3. Know That Shared Moments Are Meaningful

It’s easy to feel guilty when you leave your loved one, as you may not feel like you’re spending enough time with them. Instead of looking at time spent together in terms of quantity, look at it in terms of quality. Every moment you spend with your loved one is meaningful, whether you’re having an exciting day out or just helping them clean up around the house. Know that your loved one cherishes the time you spend with them and focus on the little things that make these moments special.


If you’re having trouble managing elderly care, an assisted living facility can help. Hillview Health Care Center is committed to providing home-like accommodations for seniors in the La Crosse, WI, area. They offer state-of-the-art medical services and have beautiful grounds for residents and their families to enjoy. Visit their website to learn more about these retirement homes and call (608) 789-4800 to schedule a tour.

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