Did you know that nearly half of Americans today provide care for both aging parents and their own children? That’s on top of balancing work, household, and other demands of daily life.
For many, caring for a senior loved one is uncharted territory. There’s a lot to learn in a short amount of time, and it can be incredibly challenging. That’s why we offer the best in-home care resources. It may be a difficult journey, but it’s also a rewarding one—and you’re not alone!
There may be no finer feeling of satisfaction than helping someone who really needs it. As humans, feelings of empathy (communicating to others that they’re not alone) and compassion (concern for the misfortunes of others) are what bond most of us to each other.
Home Helpers® Home Care is here to help with guides, checklists,
As a Caregiver, you’ve already made the decision to literally “give care” to someone who needs assistance. Often without much thanks, your decision to provide home care for seniors or others who need help is probably appreciated but not always acknowledged like it should.
Because Caregivers are so focused on the people for whom they’re caring, they sometimes forget to take care of their own needs. If you’re feeling stressed or unappreciated, step back and take notice if you have any of the following:
Recognizing any of the above signs of stress is the first step. If you’re experiencing a number of the above items, the next step is most important: Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed.
Feeling a lack of control can be a primary cause of Caregiver stress. Observe your situation to see where you can’t take control and do it. Yes, there will be things you cannot change, so it’s best to just accept them and not waste time, energy and emotion trying to change what cannot be changed.
Whether you’re a family Caregiver tending to an elderly parent or adult child with developmental or intellectual differences, or a professional Caregiver working at a Home Helpers® Home Care office, please take advantage of the resources on this page to help you deal with pressure and do your job better.
IF YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS AND ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CAREGIVER, LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT HOME HELPERS® HOME CARE HAS TO OFFER.