Being a caregiver seems pretty mysterious until you become one yourself. Then you start to realize just how much goes into being a family caregiver for someone you love.
Handling Household Tasks
When you take over the household tasks for your aging adult that frees up her energy to handle other issues. You might take care of her cleaning, cooking, or laundry so that she doesn’t have to do it herself. You might also coordinate having other people take over those duties for her so that they’re getting done on a schedule that works for her.
Handling Personal Care Tasks
Depending on your elderly family member’s current health issues, she may not be able to handle some aspects of her personal care on her own. These kinds of tasks, like getting dressed or brushing her teeth, are some that are difficult for her to hand off to another person. It can be embarrassing to admit that these tasks are difficult.
As your elderly family member ages, it’s a good idea for her to have an extra set of eyes and ears when she goes to the doctor. She may even feel more comfortable if you’re taking the point position in conversations with her doctor. She may also need help getting to and from her doctor’s appointments when she hasn’t needed that sort of help in the past.
Physical Assistance Around the House
Your elderly family member may have other special needs, too. She may need help eating or she may need assistance to get up and down out of a chair. You’re the logical person to help her with those issues, and her need to have continued physical help may be the main reason she needs help at home in the first place. When your senior needs help more frequently than you can be there, consider elderly care to fill in when you can’t.
Being the Person Who Is Constantly on Call
When you’re the primary family caregiver for your aging adult, you’re the one that’s on call day in and day out. That means that when something happens, you’re the person that everyone is going to reach out to. That means that you need to take care of yourself so that you’re in the right frame of mind to be able to keep up with those demands.
You can’t do it all alone, even though you might want to. Getting help from elderly care providers enables you to continue to help your aging family member while also taking care of yourself and your other responsibilities. The busier you are the more you need help from outside sources.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING ELDERLY CARE IN LAS VEGAS, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.