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Caring for Yourself

Are You Looking For The Right In Home Caregiver For Your Loved One? Consider Working With Us!

An in home caregiver can provide loving home care as if they were a family member

Coming to the realization that your senior loved one needs help to maintain their independence may be difficult for you to cope with. While aging is a normal part of life - and we know that it comes with a unique set of physical and mental challenges - no one can prepare you for seeing your loved one struggle with basic daily tasks. In this situation, you may be considering the option of becoming their in home caregiver and helping them on a day-to-day basis. As noble as this notion is, it is also important to be realistic and carefully assess your loved one's needs. Are you able to provide them with the care they need? How will you juggle your existing responsibilities with the obligations of caregiving? What about your job?

As an in home caregiver, you need to provide your loved one with assistance with a range of daily activities, from meal planning and preparation to transportation. If you do not share a roof with your loved one, you need to maintain two households. If you have a job, you have to figure out how to keep it and help your loved one as they age. If you have kids, the situation becomes even more difficult to handle.

On the other hand, if you live far away from your loved one, you may feel guilty that you cannot be there for them as much as you would like to. You may be looking into nursing homes that are close to you so that you could visit them often. While nursing homes may provide your loved one with a stable support system, however, they necessarily entail drastic changes in your loved one's life and routine. For some seniors, these changes can have such a major toll on their emotional world that they start withdrawing in themselves and showing the signs of anxiety or depression.

So, if neither taking on the role of your loved one's in home caregiver nor relocating them to a nursing home is an option, what should you do?

At Comfort Keepers, we believe that the best solution for seniors is home care, that is, professional care provided in the client's home by an experienced, dedicated in home caregiver. Allowing your loved one to remain at home, where they feel most comfortable and where they have so many memories, can enable them to maintain and improve their independence and enjoy their golden years despite the challenges they bring.

We also believe that home care is a family issue, so you can remain as involved in your loved one's care as you can and want. However, instead of spending all your time on time-consuming daily tasks, you get to enjoy your time with your loved one doing all those things that make you happy and that you both love.

Give us a call today to find out more about us, our care plans, and how we can help your loved one! We are happy to help!