I'm burnt-out and I'm resenting the job, but I've got to work. What can I do?

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My lady is 90, heart w stent, hard of hearing, is mobile, short term memory. She can do more for self bu just sit in chair all day while I do circles keepin house clean, cook 3 times a day. I do grocery shopping and any other aspect of her life. Has every excuse to not exercise and walk, drs orders.I work 5-6 wks at time. I find self not liking her. And I feel guilty for it. She is pleased with me bu I'm very unhappy. Need answer in meantime while waiting on finding new work.

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hallwood, the problems you are seeing are ones most of us face. When someone needs to hire a caregiver, it is because they are unable or unwilling to do them for themselves anymore. So they hire someone to do these things for them. As a caregiver I have come to accept that I am living life for two people. It is exhausting and can be emotionally draining, so I know how you feel. I hope that you find other work that you prefer quickly. Taking care of a 90 year old woman can be quite a task.
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