The biggest challenge a caregiver can face is balancing what is best for the person being cared for and what is best for the caregiver, says Becky Beanblossom, president of Home Instead Senior Care. Her advice for this challenge? “Sometimes as a caregiver we have to realize that these two things might be at odds,” she says.
“We must sometimes make very difficult choices. I think it is important to get input and feedback from someone you trust and who is close enough to understand and objective enough to offer helpful insight. I find, before making a tough decision, time in prayer is helpful in gaining insight and defining priorities.”