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Getting Your Life Back and Reducing Stress with a Home Care Aide

Caregiver Stress in Society Hill PA

It seems that many of the estimated 44 million family caregivers providing some type of support to elderly or disabled loved ones (Forbes) are not even aware of the benefits home care services provide. Many of these family caregivers experience a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety almost every day.

Caregiver Stress in Society Hill PAMany of these same caregivers become overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. Taking back your life is a matter of determination and sheer will.

If you want to get your life back, consider the benefits of hiring a home care aide.

Talk to the person relying on you for support.

It’s important to realize anyone who may require support at home has the right to determine the course of his or her own life, including the care they receive. You shouldn’t just go out and hire a home care aide without discussing this with the elderly or disabled individual. Talk about home care support with him or her.

Explain your limitations.

This person relying on you right now may have no clue just how stressed and overwhelmed you are as a caregiver. Let them know what you’re going through, the pressure you feel, and the stress you’re under.

When they begin to understand the challenges you’re facing at this particular time in your life, they may be more open to the idea of hiring a home care provider.

Start slow.

Some people may be reluctant to consider home care support services because they know very little about it. You don’t have to hire somebody for 40 hours a week to start. You can actually hire a home care aide through an agency for just a couple of hours a day, maybe even just one or two days a week.

That two hours once a week can help you get some of your life back and it can certainly alleviate a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety you’ve been feeling lately.

If you don’t know much about home care support services, learn as much as you can before you bring up the topic with the person who needs this type of support. Maybe they only need assistance every once in a while. Perhaps it’s only going to be for short-term care as opposed to long-term care.

Whatever the case may be, the more you know about a home care aide, visiting nurse, physical therapist, or any other professional who would be beneficial in this situation, the easier it will be for you to explain the benefits to that man or woman who needs it.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering in-home senior care to reduce caregiver stress in Society Hill, PA, please contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands of Central Philadelphia. (215) 882-8234.

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Renato Amorim

President & Co-Owner at Assisting Hands Home Care
Renato Amorim, president of Assisting Hands Home Care operations in Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has worked for the past twenty years in government and international business, where he had the opportunity to carry out investment and business-development projects in all continents. He has managed teams of professionals spread over several countries in pharmaceutical and mining multinational companies.

Prior to joining Assisting Hands, Renato headed Merck’s public policy and corporate responsibility team in Latin America. In 2007, the World Economic Forum granted him the Young Global Leader award, as a recognition for his work on international trade advocacy.

After a series of family health challenges, including severe cases of cancer and dementia, Renato decided to shift his career toward more direct, personal and closer involvement with home- and family-health needs. In the Assisting Hands franchise system, he found the right balance between professional fulfillment and the delivery of compassionate services to the community.

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