Family Caregiver Tips in Jenkintown, PA
You started taking care of your aging loved one because you either felt it was your responsibility, felt guilted into stepping up and supporting them, or because you didn’t realize just how much work the job was going to be. If you are like millions of other family caregivers in the United States alone, you probably have at least a part-time if not a full-time job, responsibilities to care for your family, and even enjoy spending time with friends and doing other activities.
You will quickly realize there are only a limited number of hours every day with which you can get things done. If you try to take on more tasks than you can actually get done, one of two things will likely happen. You will either end up rushing around from one thing to the next, not paying attention to your own safety, or you will work later into the night and get up earlier and earlier every morning.
When you don’t get enough sleep every day, it will begin to cause you to lose focus, be more forgetful, and that can put you and others at increased risk.
When it comes to any type of senior home safety, there are many things to consider for the experienced and professional caregiver as well as the family member who is taking care of an aging loved one. One of the most important things is to ensure that there are no tripping hazards in the house. Leaving a box in the corner of the room, letting laundry pile up on the floor, leaving a door open, not leaving the proper lights on at night, and much more can all pose potential safety risks.
What is the solution?
One of the best things anyone can do for an elderly loved one who requires assistance of some kind at home is to talk to them about hiring an experienced and professional home care aide. These caregivers, best hired through an agency, can provide just a couple of hours a day one or two days a week or around-the-clock care, depending on what the needs happen to be.
Hiring somebody for one or two days a week can allow that family caregiver the time off she needs to not only maintain a high quality of life, but get everything done in their own world. It can also improve safety for the senior living at home.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Jenkintown, PA, contact the caring professionls at Right at Home of East Montgomery and South Bucks County at 215-995-2674.
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