It’s an unfortunate fact that family CAREGiversSM experience more health problems of their own than non-CAREGivers. With mounting stress, overwhelming responsibilities, and often a lack of home care service knowledge, primary caretakers are more prone to suffering one or more chronic illnesses of their own than non-CAREGivers. A lot of this stress may come from providing primary care needs to an aging, disabled, or elderly family member. Personal care is a term we use in the home care service industry to define those sensitive needs every senior needs tending too. This includes help in the bathroom, bathing and getting dressed.
Without the right education or training, family CAREGivers typically find it challenging to provide personal care for their family member. Unfortunately, many accidents happen when inexperienced family CAREGivers are trying to transfer a family member to and from the bathtub or other similarly difficult situations with a disabled or elderly loved one. Besides from the safety concerns of providing personal care, there are many other issues. Although stress is an issue for both the CAREGiver and sometimes the family member, it is also simply awkward to assist a family member with the most sensitive, personal tasks. In many cases, the sick family member would prefer the assistance of a trained professional rather than a loved one.
With Home Instead Senior Care®, we can provide you with that necessary assistance during these most personal and trying situations. When you request the service of one of our certified CAREGivers, they will arrive at your home and provide your loved one with the professional care they require. This reasonable and practical approach to caretaking will reduce your stress levels and provide your sick, elderly, or disabled family member with the individualized care they deserve. Home Instead also provides additional individual services:
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