At different points during our lifetime, everyone becomes a “caregiver”.
Whether it is when we have children, when our parents age, or when our spouse needs care after a medical event. Caring for a loved one isn’t easy, especially if they suffer from cognitive issues. This can cause isolation and loneliness for both of you, not to mention the physical exhaustion that comes with providing constant care.
Sometimes you may not even realize that you need help. Some signs that you may need extra support in caring for a spouse:
- You miss or delay your own medical appointments and self care
- You have been injured or can no longer physically attend to your spouse’s needs.
- You are overwhelmed and anxious.
- You have withdrawn from social activities that you formerly enjoyed.
In-home care gives families the confidence and peace knowing their aging loved ones are comfortable at home and receiving professional, compassionate, and personalized care. It also allows for early intervention at the first signs of any changes in their medical or mental status. When a loved one is aging and has an acute or chronic illness, it is critical that they receive appropriate nutrition, medication, rest, and medical supervision. For many people, home care workers can help loved ones maintain their level of wellness at home.