November is National Family Caregivers Month. It is the time we set aside to salute them and appreciate all they do. Furthermore, it is time for caregivers to take stock of what they do and what they could do better to ensure a more fulfilling life for themselves. Caregivers for the elderly and disabled are too often overlooked and taken for granted. We at David York Agency are proud to honor the more than the 15 million Americans who care for precious friends and beloved family members.
Caregiving is one of the toughest jobs there is. Caregivers experience incredible stress and sacrifice as they carry out their caregiving duties — often on a 24/7 basis. Unfortunately, caregivers themselves are not always good at noticing this—or admitting it. Even when they are aware, they often hide it in order to be strong for their loved ones. It is up to those around them to look for signs of strain.
Sources of Help
Fortunately, there are agencies, government and private, as well as organizations to help.
The Administration for Communal Living (ACL) out of the Health and Human Services Department has materials to support caregivers in their challenging and important work. There is also the New York City Department of Aging to turn to for help and referrals. You should also check out the caregiving pages at the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website. Of course, you can turn to an outside private home healthcare agency for coverage should you decide you need a break.
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David York Agency Supports Caregivers
David York Agency is honored to celebrate November as National Family Caregivers Month. Check out David York’s blog for more articles about senior care in Manhattan. David York understands the challenges of caregiving and is willing to provide all the support you need.
If you’d like more information about David York Agency’s qualified, compassionate caregivers, contact us at 718.376.7755. A free phone consultation can help you decide what services might be best. If you’d like to hear more from us, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
David York Agency Home Healthcare remains committed to providing personalized care for your loved one. If you have questions about our services, please contact us. We can help you through the difficult times and give you the break you deserve!
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