Many people think that they need to wait until they’re no longer able to take care of an aging loved one before they consider hiring an in-home health care provider. Fortunately, that’s not the case! There are many reasons not to postpone finding a compassionate caregiver for your loved one.
Improve Relationships by Preventing Burnout
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, primary caregivers spend upwards of 20 hours per week focusing on caregiving tasks. Over time, this can lead to burnout which can make it much more difficult to maintain positive relationships. An in-home caregiver can give primary caregivers and loved ones the chance to attend to their own personal health and wellbeing and recuperate from the stress of their caregiving responsibilities.
Adapt to Changing Ability Levels
Professional caregivers are another set of eyes to help families see changes that need to be made to the home environment or care routine. Through their special training, they may also be able to implement techniques that make daily tasks safer or easier to accomplish making it much easier to maintain a loved one’s well-being in the long-run.
Take Time to Find a Good Match
It’s hard to think clearly about finding a caregiver who “fits” with your family in an emergency situation or when you’re exhausted, burned out and desperate for help. Instead of waiting until your responsibilities become too much of a burden, it’s helpful to begin the process of finding an in-home caregiver early. This will give you the chance to bring the caregiver into your life gradually and on your own terms.
At David York Agency, we are committed to providing the best in-home care services. We like to consider our clients family, and it shows in the personalized, compassionate care our professionals provide. Although choosing a home health care provider can feel like a big decision, you’ll ultimately be glad that you made the choice.
For more information about David York Agency’s qualified, compassionate home caregivers, contact us at 718.376.7755. A free consultation can help you decide what services might be best to provide you and your loved one with the assistance they need. If you’d like to hear more from us, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn.