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When You Feel Alone Caring for a Mother with Alzheimer’s, Who Can You Call?

Alzheimer’s Care in Allentown NJ

No, you’re not going to call Ghostbusters, but when you’re taking care of your mother or mother-in-law who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may reach a point you feel completely lost and alone. That feeling can follow you throughout your day, whether you go to a full-time job, whether you’re at home, whether you’re at the store trying to get everything you need to take care of your own family.

Alzheimer's Care in Allentown NJ

Alzheimer’s Care in Allentown NJ

Far too often family members who take on the role of the primary caregiver for loved ones end up feeling alone at some point in time. When caring for someone with dementia, including Alzheimer’s, that feeling of lonesomeness, isolation, and even desperation can increase.

Why do you feel this way? 

You’re not alone. There are an estimated 44 million people taking care of family members in the United States right now (AARP). That means there are about 44 million people caring for disabled or elderly adults. Out of all of those people, the vast majority will feel overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out at some point in time.

They just need a break. 

You feel the same way. You’ve been feeling that way for a while now, but you keep it to yourself. Why?

Maybe you don’t want people to feel as though you’re giving up. Maybe you don’t want your mother to think you’re going to turn your back and walk away from her right now when she needs you most. Guilt is a powerful motivator and it’s one of the driving reasons so many people choose to take care of their loved ones as opposed to relying on experienced home care support services.

Alzheimer’s is challenging, to say the least. 

When you’re dealing with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, and possibly even verbal or physical aggression as a result of confusion and anxiety on the part of the senior, it can make what you do feel pointless.

There is somewhere you can turn. 

Call a home care agency in the area and speak to an administrator there. Find out the type of experience some of their caregivers have, especially in supporting seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Find out the type of activities they can do.

The more you learn about experienced care, the more you’ll begin to realize your mother may be better off relying on a professional home care aide while being able to spend more quality time with you.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care services for Alzheimer’s care in Allentown, NJ, or the surrounding areas, please call Independence Home Care today at 609-208-1111 for more information.

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Teresa Sajkowski, RN BSN CHPN

Trust Owners Teresa & Vincent Sajkowski with all of your home care needs. Independence Home Care was founded in 2010 by Teresa, Vincent and their family who have a combined total of over 75 years of professional Home Care experience. Together we have created Independence Home Care to improve Home Health Care and to allow our clients to remain Independent in the privacy and comfort of their own home.

With the owners of the company directly involved in the care for our clients, we provide a more compassionate hands-on-approach. We pride ourselves on hard work, honesty, and communication. Independence Home Care is truly unique in the services we provide when compared to other franchised and big business organizations.

Independence Home Care is one of New Jersey’s largest non-franchised, family owned home care agency.

We promote health and independence for all our clients while offering support and respite for their loved ones. We understand the need for independence and importance of meeting this basic need. Our caregiver’s can provide you with the quality of life you deserve.

We not only provide you with a carefully selected caregiver to match you or your loved one, we also continue to be involved and provide specific additional care without any extra costs, such as Registered Nurse Case Supervision, 24-hour On-Call, and Specialized Alzheimer and Dementia training and much, much more.

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