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Feeling Unappreciated Will Lead to More Stress as a Caregiver, but There Is Something You Can Do About It

There are plenty of things people complain about in everyday life. Unfortunately, this feeling of being unappreciated is all too common, especially when an adult child or some other family member begins taking care of an aging parent, spouse, or somebody else they care about. There may be a strong relationship already in place, but when a person has difficulty with their own basic care, they might get to a point where they take things for granted too much.

Caregiver Stress in Allentown PA: Feeling Unappreciated

Caregiver Stress in Allentown PA: Feeling Unappreciated

This can increase stress for that caregiver.

This sense of being unappreciated, this emotion in which that person feels the work they do is barely even noticed, despite just how much of a sacrifice it is for them can cause increased stress and anxiety.

For those family caregivers who honestly believe everything they have been doing lately is unappreciated, barely noticed, or is having little impact, there is something they can do that will not only improve their mental state of mind, but also help reduce stress and anxiety that will likely come along with these feelings.

Hire home care for extra support.

A home care aide is one of the best assets people can consider when an aging or disabled family member needs help. These experienced, compassionate, kind, and generous caregivers can offer a level of physical and emotional support for not just their clients, but those family caregivers who are struggling at the moment.

Through an agency, a home care aide can provide incredibly flexible hours, meaning they can be hired for just a couple of hours at a time, possibly for as little as one day a week to start. This can allow the senior or disabled adult to get used to this situation and scenario. A family caregiver will then have time to take care of their own endeavors, their own health, and reducing stress that could be impacting their relationships, their physical health, their work life, and so much more.

A family caregiver does not have to continue feeling unappreciated.

Home care agencies all across the country provide an incredible benefit for most men and women who may be looking after a spouse, parent, or possibly a disabled adult child who was injured in a recent accident.

The best part about home care is it can either be for just a few weeks, a few months, or for prolonged, long-term care. When the family caregiver is feeling unappreciated it’s only going to exacerbate the stress he or she feels, so home care is a great option to consider.

If you are considering home care to reduce caregiver stress in Allentown, PA, contact the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Allentown. Call today at (610) 200-6097.

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Carole Chiego

Carole Chiego became a member of the Extended Family Care team in January, 2008. Prior to her role as the Administrator of the Allentown office, she was the Area Director of Operations for a home care company in East Orange, New Jersey. Carole’s extensive experience in home care spans over 17 years. Her work ethic and desire to succeed in the industry are evident in her advancement within the field ranging from Scheduling Coordinator to Medical Records Coordinator to Branch Manager and finally to Administrator and Area Director. She believes assuming these roles has made her a more effective manager.

Carole gained most of her formal managerial training by attending Pennsylvania State University in pursuit of her degree in Health Policy and Administration. She attributes her informal training to have been acquired on a more personal level. Carole understands first-hand what families may experience when allowing a home care provider access to their home while providing care to their loved one. She was a caregiver for two of her grandparents until their passing and believes in the importance of allowing family members the opportunity to remain in the comfort of home if they so desire. Carole is also the mother of a child with multiple medical conditions who requires nursing services in the home. It is because of her personal experiences that Carole understands first-hand how important it is to manage a quality, high-integrity home care agency in which clients and families can place their trust and be confident they are receiving the best care possible. Carole also believes in the importance of giving back to the community. Therefore, she volunteers and spear-heads fundraising activities for a variety of charitable and professional organizations, namely the Pennsylvania Home Care Association, Autism Speaks and Avengers Baseball, Inc.

Carole, a resident of Lehigh County, is married and has 2 children. In her free time, she is the “team mom” for her son’s tournament baseball team, enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and is an avid NY Giants, NY Yankees and Penn State football fan. Carol is a verified Google Author

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