Los Lunas, New Mexico
1202 Main St NE C-102, Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 225-3256
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Caring For The Caregiver

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Caring For A Senior Caregiver

In order to provide the greatest care possible, a senior caregiver requires assistance from others.

A senior caregiver requires assistance as well in order to deliver the finest care possible. Caregivers in the family aren't alone. An estimated 44 million Americans offer regular care for an aging relative or friend, with estimates indicating that an informal senior caregiver provides up to 75% or more of senior care.

A senior caretaker would frequently strive to carry the responsibility as if they were alone, often without asking for assistance. As a result, individuals are subjected to stress, which has a negative impact on their physical, mental, and emotional health. They may feel guilty for seeking assistance, as if they are betraying a parent who has always been there for them. However, taking on all of the burden, in addition to parenting, work, and other responsibilities, can create an unhealthy environment for both the caregiver and the person being cared for.

Caregivers can seek assistance from a variety of sources, including:

  • Other family members and others who can share the burden
  • Professional in-home senior care professionals available on an as-needed basis
  • Churches and other non-profit groups
  • Adult day care centers or nursing homes
  • Senior centers and aging services in the community

Family and friends are frequently eager to assist. They simply do not know how. A senior caregiver can make it easier on them—and themselves—by keeping a list of tasks in mind, such as making meals, picking up a few items at the grocery store, going on a stroll with the senior, or staying with him or her on occasion.

Caregivers can safeguard their own health and well-being while also providing better care to people they care for by doing the following:

  • Make time for exercise in your schedule for extra vitality
  • Get lots of rest—eight hours is the minimum advised for most people
  • Consume regular, well-balanced meals
  • Maintain communication with friends and continue to participate in hobbies and social activities
  • Join a support group to remind yourself that you are not alone
  • Keep up with your doctor's appointments
  • Take some time for yourself and unwind