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Caring for Aging Parents

Extended happy family with mom in the centerDo you ever feel like part of the “sandwich generation”? Many adult children are coping with responsibilities for multiple family generations, having to care for their parents and their own young children at the same time. Very often these same caregivers have full time careers as well. Between jobs, children, spouses and caring for aging loved ones, a lot of family caregivers are running all the time, jeopardizing their own health and happiness.

Of course we all want to give 100% of ourselves to everyone, but attempting that impossible task leaves us drained and in need of help.This is where the flexible and affordable services of a home care agency can help.

Signs you Need Help Caring for Seniors

Working caregivers often find that there are too many things to do in a day. Very often chores remain undone and their own needs go unmet. But the most important tasks have to get done, so it’s important to take stock and make sure that help is there when it’s needed. Some of the serious signs that a senior caregiver is overburdened are:

  • senior’s meals are rushed, lacking in proper nutrition or being served late
  • medication schedules are missed
  • senior who needs supervision, such as one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, are left alone, putting them in danger of self-harm or getting lost
  • a senior who should no longer drive has to drive herself to appointments
  • appointments have to be cancelled and rescheduled due to caregiver unavailability
  • home repairs and security issues at senior’s home are left unaddressed
  • visits are rushed and senior feels guilty at taking up your time
  • caregiver is losing patience and feeling overwhelmed
  • senior expresses signs of loneliness, sadness, neediness or other signs of distress that mean they may need more caring attention

Paying attention to important issues is the most important task for any caregiver. Unlike occasionally missing doing a load of laundry or dishes, if there simply isn’t enough time for quality personal care and attention, it’s time to ask for help.

How Senior Home Care Agencies Can Help

Home caregiver serving meal to senior woman at kitchen tableHome caregivers can help with a very wide range of activities that busy families just don’t have time to deal with. Some chores, like errands and shopping are time-consuming, demanding time that you just don’t have, but can easily be handled by a home caregiver. Trained home caregivers can take the time to prepare nutritious meals, which are especially important to seniors whose nutritional needs are changing, and are key to maintaining their health. Senior home caregivers can give medication reminders, and help with everything from grooming and bathing to doing loads of laundry and washing dishes. They can make regular checks on home safety and security, and provide companionship for homebound seniors or those who live alone.

Senior home caregivers also work with physically impaired adults, or with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. They can help with ambulatory issues, getting in and out of bed, using wheelchairs and walkers, toileting and bathing. They can supervise memory care patients to make sure they are kept safe and their needs are met, including getting regular meals and personal care, such as brushing teeth and taking medications. Caregivers can work with memory care patients to keep them mentally and physically active, stimulating memory retention and improving their mood and sense of well-being.

Senior home caregivers are compassionate and caring individuals who know to take the time to talk and listen to their clients.  Your caregiver may provide a few hours companionship, or simply check up on elderly seniors and make sure their needs are met, whatever they are.  They can provide you with peace of mind that your family member is well-cared for when you can’t be there.

Senior Home Care Provider for Respite Care

Respite care allows regular caregivers to take a break from the tiring duties of regular care for a senior or handicapped adult.  Respite care can be for a day, a weekend or a longer vacation, whatever period is needed to allow the caregiver to enjoy some personal time for rest and renewal. It’s important to have a relationship with someone who can give you a break when you need one. A good senior home care agency can provide an experienced, trained caregiver to help out, whether just for a short respite, or on a regular basis.

The important task of caring for aging seniors is not something that any one caregiver should have to take on on their own. Contact Acti-Kare to find out how easy and affordable just the right amount of help is to make it easier to cope with caring for aging family members.

 

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