Ronnie couldn’t shake the depression he’d been feeling lately. He was snapping at his wife and kids, performing poorly at work, and was losing interest in his favorite activities.
Ronnie felt very overwhelmed with his caregiving duties for his aging mom. After she fell and broke her hip, he’d been spending all his free time with her to tend to her needs. By the time he helped her in the mornings before work and into the evenings, he returned home exhausted. When Ronnie’s wife suggested they hire an elder care provider, he wasn’t sure what to do.
All too often, stressed-out family caregivers don’t seek out ways to help themselves. Instead, they keep going forward, hoping that things will somehow get better. Instead of working to achieve a true balance between their caregiving and the other parts of their lives, family caregivers run themselves ragged trying to do it all. Hiring an elder care provider can provide family caregivers with the respite they need.
Elderly adults frequently need care, especially after surgery, illness, injury, disease or age-related chronic conditions. They are no longer able to live independently, so they rely on a family caregiver to help them with things like housework, laundry, pet care and home maintenance. Often, the aging loved ones cannot take care of themselves either and need daily help with bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming. All that work can be very hard for family caregivers who often juggle their own responsibilities.
Elder care care providers can relieve much of the day-to-day responsibilities for both the aging adult and their family caregiver. These professionally trained assistants know how to help elderly adults without talking down to them or making them feel disrespected. Because they arrive at regularly scheduled times and days, the elder care providers are dependable and consistent.
Professional elder care providers can do a lot for elderly adults, such as:
Caring for an aging relative requires plenty of work, but family caregivers can avoid chronic stress when they share the duties with an elder care provider. It’s bad for a person’s health to be overstressed, and they actually provide poorer care when they are not getting the proper breaks. Elder care providers can step in and help both the aging adult and the family caregiver by providing reliable, professional and excellent service.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Homecare in Bessemer, AL, please contact the caring staff at Senior Legacy Care today. Call us at (205) 380-7418.
Susan Smith, Owner
Susan Smith is the owner of Senior Legacy, an independent non-medical senior in home care business.... Read More...