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CARING FOR A SPOUSE – NAVIGATING THE AGING JOURNEY TOGETHER

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  • You have withdrawn from social activities that you formerly enjoyed.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.

 

For more information on home care services that can be tailored to your family’s needs, call Alliance Senior Care at 248-274-2170.

Dina Zubi Hurnevich

Director and Co-Owner at Alliance Senior Care
Dina is the Director and co-owner of Alliance Senior Care, which provides care for seniors in their own home so that they may age in place serving Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties since 2009. Dina is also a Care Manager Certified (CMC) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).

Alliance Senior Care provides all the services that a senior would need to remain in their own home, housekeeping, meal preparation, companionship, bathing, dressing, shopping, errands and transportation to activities, as well as care coordination and Geriatric Care Management Services. Alliance Senior Care has expertise in providing dementia care, Alzheimer's care, hospice care, identifying alternative financing solutions and care coordination. Alliance Senior Care has developed relationships with the largest Long Term Care Insurance companies in the industry including; John Hancock, Lincoln Financial, Bankers Life, CNA and others. Dina has a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. She left her career in corporate Finance to start Alliance Senior Care with her husband, Brian. Dina has also had the very personal experience of caring for her own family members. She is an active member of the Aging Life Care Association.

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