One of the most difficult things to do when caring for an elderly parent, grandparent, or other senior is to find help. It always seems to be that when somebody is in the hospital dealing with a medical emergency or injuries sustained in an accident, when the family and friends begin to rally around, there are plenty of people offering assistance, but once that individual is discharged and sent home, once people return to their normal routine in life and realize everything is okay, at least on the surface, suddenly the availability has greatly diminished.
That can leave the family caregiver under a tremendous amount of stress.
This could be an adult child, spouse, sibling, or other individual, but when they start their new life as a caregiver, when they turn to other family members and friends for help, it can be frustrating to realize that help is so far away.
Where can people go to alleviate this stress?
Caregiver stress can affect just about anyone. Just because a person has a close personal relationship with this individual who requires assistance doesn’t mean the job is going to be easier. Caregiver stress can affect every aspect of life, from relationships to work, from health to their personal temperament.
The best place to turn to look for assistance is through a home care agency.
A home care agency will provide valuable resources and support for individuals in need. They offer a great deal of flexibility. That means, if an individual needs assistance for just one or two days a week, maybe only for a few hours at a time, this is possible through an agency. That is not always possible when hiring independently. Through an agency, the caregivers also tend to have a great deal of experience.
This experience can translate into better care and a variety of strategies that can be highly effective at offering support services. A senior who may be limited in their mobility might feel as though there are no options aside from having friends and family come to visit them. However, a caregiver who has been doing this job for a long time might offer transportation to bring the client to the park, to a gallery or museum, to local senior center, or to visit with friends every once in a while.
When a family caregiver is under a great deal of stress, the best place to turn may not always be other family and friends, but the experience of home care aides working for agencies.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care to reduce caregiver stress in Princeton, NJ or the surrounding areas, please call Independence Home Care today at 609-208-1111 for more information.
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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