Family Caregivers in Moorestown NJ
When you’re taking care of an elderly family member, it can feel like you’re all alone in this. You might have begun taking care of your mother or father, for example, because you didn’t see any other option available at that time.
As you continue providing support and care for them, you may begin wondering if you truly are alone in this. You try to call other family members or friends for assistance, but no one seems to be around when you call. Your friends haven’t seen you in months because you never made time for them. How could you?
You’ve been devoted completely to taking care of this elderly loved one.
So, how many people are actually providing home care support to family members across the United States?
The simple answer comes from Forbes magazine and the AARP. They estimate a little more than 44 million family caregivers are working in the United States right now. These individuals could be taking care of elderly loved ones or disabled family members.
That’s about one in seven Americans providing some type of care and support for their family members. When you consider that number, you can begin looking around and seeing just how many people you pass in the store, on the street, or even at the mall who may be providing some type of care and support to loved ones as well.
There are many options available for you.
If you want to continue being a family caregiver, that is certainly your choice, but you’re dealing with a tremendous amount of stress, right? Maybe you’ve given up certain things in your own life to continue providing that type of care and support for them.
Maybe you feel there are no other options. You could find support groups from other people providing care and support to their loved ones. You can learn a lot about how to be better at this job, how to deal with the stress and anxiety, and even ask for help.
You can also turn to agencies that provide home care support services. By hiring a home care aide for just a couple of hours a day once or twice a week to start, you could lay the foundation for improved support and safety for the senior in your life.
The most important thing to take away from this is that you’re not alone; there are millions of other people across the country dealing with the same challenges you face daily.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Moorestown, NJ, please contact the caring staff at TLC HomeCare Services today at 856-234-8700
Kelly C. McCabe is the co-owner of TLC HomeCare Services.In addition to management, marketing and sales, staffing and recruiting, Kelly holds her New Jersey producer’s license in Health and Life insurance and isalso a New Jersey Certified Home Health Aide.Kelly is the proud mother of two daughters and is a resident of Moorestown, NJ.