Situations that Indicate You Need Help with Caregiving

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Situations Indicating Family Caregivers Need Help

By admin, 4:27 pm on July 25, 2014

Most people find it difficult to ask for help, even in situations where it is clear that assistance is needed. When it comes to caregivers, many feel embarrassed or ashamed to admit that they are unable to manage care responsibilities alone. However, this is the last thing that caregivers should feel. Seeking assistance not only speaks to your desire to provide the highest level of care to your loved one, it allows you the respite you need to be the best caregiver possible.

As a leading provider of home care in Scottsdale, we take caregiver stress and burnout very seriously. While each caregiver’s circumstances are different, the below situations are common among caregiving families, and often call for assistance from a reliable, experienced and highly trained caregiver.

  • Your Loved One Complains of Being Bored – Family caregivers are often so focused on meeting the physical needs of their loved one that they sometimes overlook their emotional needs. Managing the care of a loved one can be strenuous and it can be easy to write off a loved one’s complaints of boredom. As minor of a problem as being bored sounds, it can lead to more serious issues such as withdrawal, loneliness and even depression. If you’re finding it difficult to manage all of your loved one’s needs, consider help from a companion caregiver. Not only will they be able to foster a meaningful relationship with your loved one to help combat depression, they can lend a helping hand for household activities such as cooking, light housekeeping and more.
  • Your Loved One is Extremely Weak – If your loved one is weak after a long hospital stay or a stroke, for instance, and is struggling to perform daily activities like eating, dressing or toileting, home care should be considered. Professional caregivers are specifically trained in how to assist seniors with bathing and other personal care needs, while helping to promote the senior’s independence. They can also provide you with caregiving tips for transferring and mobility to ensure the safety of you and your loved one.
  • Your Loved One Has Recently Been Diagnosed with an Advanced Condition – Degenerative condition such as dementia and Alzheimer’s are becoming more common as our aging population continues to grow. Because a safe and familiar environment can help manage the symptoms of memory-related diseases, many families are choosing to care for their loved ones in their own homes. However, these types of conditions also require 24/7 care and monitoring which leave caregivers exhausted physically and emotionally. Along with around the clock dementia care, Scottsdale home care agencies offer respite care. This way, families can enjoy total peace of mind knowing a professional and highly qualified dementia caregiver is always by their loved one’s side. Their help in managing the complex symptoms of the disease can benefit both the patient and the caregiver.

These are just a few examples of situations where additional outside help could be of great assistance to caregiving families. To request more information about hourly or live-in care in Scottsdale, reach out to a friendly Home Care Assistance Care Manager at 480-448-6215. We are available 24/7 to answer questions and offer complimentary consultations where you can learn more about our services in the comfort of your own home.