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Burnt out

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Travelingartist
Burnt out

I have been a professional caregiver for over 11 years. There's been many times I have felt burnt out and have tried to get another job.  I apply for jobs, even have an interview, but i'm never hired. I keep pushing thru being a caregiver because I need to have a job. I know it's affecting my health greatly- depression, anxiety, stressed. I also find it difficult to find another job that pays what I am currently making. I am burnt out again and I am tired of helping my 3 clients- 2 seniors and one disabled in her 40's. I feel like my job makes people lazy to the point of where they don't do anything for themselves. Sometimes I even have to think for my one 40 something year old client. She doesn't take responsiblity for herself and wants to be in "lala land" 24/7. I guess I care too much and it drives me nuts that she just sits there and plays games on her tablet literally all day long. She doesn't see a counselor, but she needs to. She doesn't want to do anything to help herself out. I see her 3 times a week and it seems like there is always a new health issue with her every time. It's a sad situation. I have a senior client that uses passive aggressive communication with me and it drives me nuts. I don't know how to deal with her. I feel like I have to walk on eggshells when i'm working with her and I have to be careful of what I say. In someways she acts like a little kid and she's 73. She doesn't want to see a counselor at all to help her mental health. I would love to see a counselor, but can't afford it since I have other bills. I want out of caregiving so bad! My other client is 83 and has some dementia. She is going down hill quite a bit this year, especially after recently getting the new shot that everyone supposedly needs to have nowadays- which I don't agree with. It's sad to see her decline and having new health issues. I have to be her memory because her memory isn't great. These clients are a handful. I just went on a 4 day vacation and I don't even feel like I got a vacation. I was not happy to be back at work this week. I've become so negative over my work. I try to look for the positives, but it is hard. I want a new job so bad. I know places are hiring right now, but the salary isn't what i'm making. I can't afford to make a lower salary. I feel stuck and worn down. I just needed to vent. Thanks for listening! 

anythingnatural
Yet, she behaves like a child

Yet, she behaves like a child in other aspects. For her mental health, she doesn't want to visit a counselor at all. I'd want to visit a therapist, but I don't have the money right now. I'm desperate to be free of my caregiving duties octordle! My 83-year-old customer suffers from slight dementia. This year has been a rough one for her, particularly since she just received the new vaccine that everyone is reportedly required to take.

gjt7ysd
But if the weather is not

But if the weather is not really favorable to go to the Basket Random playground to play any sport, then I have a good suggestion for you.