Home care providers do so much for your aging adult, but you might not realize how much they can do for you, too. As a caregiver, you also need to be able to slow down a bit and experience life the way that you want to experience it.
Caregiving Demands Get Smaller
Caregiving demands often grow as your senior ages and as her health changes. For instance, a senior with dementia may have more significant needs over time that are difficult for you to meet on your own. If she starts wandering or experiencing other issues, that’s much more complicated. Senior care can help you cope.
Your Confidence as a Caregiver Grows
It’s tough to be a caregiver, especially if you’ve never taken care of someone in quite this way before. Having experienced help from elder care providers enables you to learn and to try new solutions. Your confidence gets a boost every time you experience success in caregiving and elder care providers speed up that timeline for you.
You Might Be Able to Improve Your Situation at Work
Working and spending time as a caregiver is complicated stuff. It often means that you have to make sacrifices both professionally and personally in order to be in both places at once. When you’ve got assistance from home care providers with your family member, you can focus on work unless something needs your attention. That can be a huge relief and allows you to do more at work.
Your Health Can Improve
If you’re like most caregivers, you tend to be so busy doing all the things that need to be done that you likely ignore your own needs and your own health. When you’ve got extra help that means that you have a little more time to slow down and breathe a bit. Often that carries over into better decisions on your part, leading to better health overall.
You Might Enjoy Life a Little More
Something else that might happen is that you start to enjoy your life a little bit more. That’s another side effect of being able to slow down a bit and tackle situations from a more sane perspective. Again, some of the decisions that you’re able to make at a slower pace can be hugely beneficial to you.
Although you might think about home care more for the benefits that your senior can reap, you can benefit quite a bit from their assistance, too. You’re an important part of the caregiving process and if you take care of yourself, you’re going to be a better caregiver overall.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Naples FL, call the caring staff at Dial-a-Nurse today. Naples: (239) 307-0033. Ft. Myers: (239) 307-0065.
In 1995 he became Administrator of Dial-a-Nurse nursing agency, the oldest nursing agency in the Southwest Florida succeeding his mother who started the company 37 years ago. He is also President of Nevco, Inc., an educational healthcare training company begun in 1988.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce on various Missions to improve the quality of life around the world by development of supportive healthcare programs. In 2005 he traveled with U.S. officials and addressed the Italian National Government assisting in the creation of Nurse Education mandates for that Country. In 2006 he was invited and spoke with the National Institutes of Continuing Education in Eastern Europe on healthcare education and developmental mandates, and most recently represented the United States at the European Union in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2011. In 2014 he traveled with the U.S. Department of State to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in an effort to improve caregiver knowledge and training.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with a number of non-profits in contributing and creating curriculum to improve the quality of life in third-world countries since 2001, and notably created a successful program in Odessa, India that has been modeled in other areas of the world. In his backyard, he has worked with local Goodwill Industries to provide curriculum and training to underserved individuals who have obtained employment as a result of educational training. He was the Congressional appointment to the Governor's purple ribbon task force in 2013, and has worked to educate caregivers in all aspects of Alzheimer's training.
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