Who Provides Care For Caregivers?
Many clients of Dafoe Law, PLLC, are the primary caregivers for a loved one who is elderly or has a disability. Founding attorney Travis Dafoe understands how exhausting – mentally, emotionally and physically – caregiving can be. He works with Michigan’s caregivers and their loved ones, assisting them with legal tasks and other issues.
Dafoe Law, PLLC, also offers the services of Certified Elder Care Coordinator Courtney Darling. Ms. Darling can help you manage the many tasks involved in caring for a loved one. She and Mr. Dafoe combine their skills to provide holistic support for you as a caregiver.
What Is Caregiver Burnout?
Most caregivers devote several hours of time a week without any pay or formal training. Just a few of the tasks that caregivers often perform for someone include:
- Administering medications
- Administering other forms of medical care
- Bathing and other forms of physical hygiene
- Helping them use the bathroom
- Transporting them to medical appointments
Because caregivers sacrifice so much while providing assistance, they often suffer from mental, physical and emotional exhaustion called caregiver burnout. You might be going through caregiver burnout if you are experiencing any of the following signs:
- Poor functioning
You should know that you are not alone in feeling these things. Many, if not all, caregivers will experience burnout at some point. Burnout is not a sign of selfishness, failure or inadequacy – it is perfectly normal.
Help Is Available – How To Get It
No one should have to go through the grueling routine of caregiving alone. As an elder care coordinator, Ms. Darling has insight into how to help you with your duties while also giving a high quality of life to your loved one and yourself. From answering questions to connecting you to resources to arranging long-term care, she is the ally you need on the long journey of caregiving.
Get Help Today – Request A Consultation
You are not alone. You have Dafoe Law, PLLC, on your side. To request a confidential initial consultation with Mr. Dafoe or Ms. Darling, call them in Frankenmuth at 989-341-4966 or send them an email.