Private in-home care provides caregiver relief
Family caregivers are the unsung heroes of healthcare. As a family caregiver make sure you are also getting the support you need.
Being the primary caregiver to an aging loved one brings a lot of stress and anxiety. Many suffer from caregiver fatigue as they try to balance their personal life with their caregiving responsibilities. Utilizing private home care can alleviate some of the stress that family caregivers carry by being an added layer of support for the client and their family caregiver.
Private Care Can Help
Home care can assist with an array of services ranging from companion care to nursing care. Family caregivers often utilize personal care services to help with the day-to-day responsibilities. These services include:
Professional caregivers can help with everyday care for your loved one, giving you respite from the caregiver role and allowing you to focus on just being daughter, wife, son, husband or friend.
What to Do When Your Loved One Doesn’t Want Help
Some family caregivers experience resistance from their loved ones about hiring professional caregivers. There are many reasons why your loved one might express unwillingness to accept help. He or she may believe they don’t need the extra help, or perhaps they believe you will become distant from them once professional help is hired or they might be wary of the idea of allowing professional caregivers they don’t know into their homes.
If your loved is declining outside help, try explaining to him or her that utilizing private care services is to help you. Express to them that you are the one who needs the extra support, and by allowing professional caregivers to assist with some of the day-to-day responsibilities, your loved ones will be doing a favor.