Home Care Is for Families Too

By Pete Lane, 8:00 am on

The physical and emotional strain of caregiving can take a toll on family members, which is why it’s so important to take advantage of professional support services whenever you can. Caring for a loved one around the clock is stressful, and stress is not only damaging to your own health as a caregiver, but it makes it more difficult to deliver quality care. Learn more about professional live-in care in South Metro Denver and continue reading for more information about how experienced caregivers benefit not only the senior, but their family as well.

  • Help with Chores and Daily Tasks – While a caregiver can assist seniors with their activities of daily living and personal care, they can also help out with household chores such as cooking, light housekeeping such as laundry and changing the bed linens, and errands ranging from grocery shopping to prescription pick-ups. Help with all of these tasks can allow the family caregiver a bit of extra time to themselves and they can focus on spending quality time with their loved one, as a family member instead of a caregiver.
  • Time to Spend Away from Caregiving – Because of the training, professionalism and experience of caregivers, family caregivers are able to step away from their caregiving role knowing that their loved one is in safe and caring hands. They can enjoy their time without stress and can get the rest they need and enjoy the activities they love. This is also a great opportunity to connect with friends and maintain social ties, an important component of good caregiver health.
  • Education and Information – Professional caregivers are knowledgeable individuals who may be able to provide you with insight about caregiving. From advice for safe transferring practices to information about a specific condition whether arthritis or Alzheimer’s, professional caregivers can educate family caregivers, promoting the level of overall care being provided to the senior.
  • Emotional Support – The caregiver you choose will become an integral part of your loved one’s life, as well as yours. They will get to know you as a family and will understand the emotional struggles and challenges that you face. Caregivers go beyond the basics of care and can provide emotional support during these difficult times, something that can be invaluable for a family unit.

If you are a family caregiver for an aging parent or loved one and are interested in learning more about your options for respite care and professional assistance, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We are a leading and trusted provider of Centennial in-home care, helping seniors throughout the South Metro Denver Area. Call one of our friendly Care Managers at 303-957-3100 and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.