It is natural to want to provide the best care for our loved ones. But that can be hard, especially if one is caring for young children and aging parents at the same time.
The stress associated with caring for a loved one can take its toll and cause a range of emotions. So in order to provide the right care and the right support, caregivers must first take care of themselves. To read more about some beneficial ways of dealing with caregiver related stress, consult our blog Caregiver Mindfulness and Stress Management.
Sometimes, however, the stress levels are too foregone. If you, as the caregiver to your loved one, feel any of the following, it may be time for some additional help in the home.
- Ill – physically, mentally or both
- Angry about the way things are
- Anxious about facing another day
- Defensive about your loved one’s condition
- Denial that it may have a negative impact on others
- Rushed because you feel you need more time
- Sad that your loved one needs this care
- Irritable when it seems nothing is going “right”
- Embarrassed by your loved one’s behavior
- Exhausted because of constant concerns and sleepless nights
- Frustrated that you can’t do more or that you are missing out on life
- Uncomfortable caring for your loved one
If you can relate to any of the above, give us a call today at 866-720-0124, and our specialty care coordinators can discuss how we can help you continue to support your loved one in the comfort of their own home!
Additionally, we have a complementary Home Health Care Starter Guide that will give you some tips on how to get started with home health care services.
The most important thing to remember is that it is okay to ask for help! The larger the support network, the better the outcome is for all involved.