Professional caregiving requires care and compassion for clients and for some caregivers it can be very personal experience. Before caregiving for a client or clients begins to effect the professional caregiver personally, it is wise to set some healthy boundaries.
The concept of boundary setting began in the mid-1980’s and has grown in awareness and popularity over the years.
A boundary is defined as a limit set in order to create a healthy sense of personal space or to define a healthy space between you and another person.
Dr. Carla Cheatham, author of WellSky’s new white paper about healthy caregiver boundaries, shared, “While the nature of our roles may make us want to put others first all the time, we must balance that with caring for ourselves too; that means taking time off completely from work to recharge, tend to our own needs, and be with our loved ones. We cannot do that if we feel ‘on’ and responsible for others all the time.”
The white paper shares tips about how professional caregivers can set healthy boundaries and care without losing themselves.
Read more here.