[ January 2, 2016 ]
Coping with pent up anger can be hard work, especially when caring for a family member or loved one. Taking a deep breath and counting to ten has a lot to offer, giving one time to cool down, but sometimes it’s not enough to handle the frustration and feelings of helplessness that you can experience.
Caring is demanding work and sharing the burden is inevitably going to help you feel less alienated and more able to cope. A close friend can be invaluable at times like these. Using them as a sounding board, or just as a listening ear, can help to verbalise your thoughts and input from them can introduce alternative solutions and options you may not have considered.
Having to constantly take care of a loved one can be very trying and taxing for an individual, particularly if you have a close connection with the person. Sometimes you’ll need more than just a little break or a sympathetic ear to listen to your problems – Shaw can offer you respite care facilities, where you can be sure your loved one is well taken care of while you enjoy a well-deserved break.
For more information about our respite care services, visit our website at www.shaw.co.uk.