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In Home Care Providers Discuss Keeping A Balance While Caring For Your Loved One

Mar 9, 2018 by Mike Baguley

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It is probably safe to say that most individuals have wonderful memories of their beloved senior in their younger years. From baking cookies in the kitchen down to those nights where you just didn’t feel good and needed a snuggle, your parent was always there for you. In home care can be a difficult pill to swallow when it comes to your aging parent, but it is part of the life cycle and something that we all go through.

As you start to see your loved one struggle, you may wonder what more you can do to assist them, and you may feel a bit overwhelmed with it. This is normal, and it is okay to feel this way too. Everyone’s abilities will diminish at some point and it is important to remember that your parent may feel embarrassed or ashamed at the same time.

Once a loved one starts to diminish in their ability to care for themselves, immediate family members are usually the ones that come to the rescue. Friends, neighbors, and churches usually step in a bit later when the immediate family starts to ask for some additional help. While caregiving may be one way for you to give back to your parent for all of their sacrifices, there needs to be a balance as well. You cannot put all of the stress on yourself and you need a break too.

You, as the primary caregiver, will likely struggle to ask for the help you desperately need, but do not be afraid to do so. The experts at Comfort Keepers are here to provide the best in home care to your loved one, so that you can get the break you need too.

If you are wondering whether or not your loved one needs in home care, take a quick look at some signs that often signal they do:

  • Inability to communicate needs or wants
  • Skin infections
  • Loss of bladder or bowels
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • Taking a long time to complete daily tasks

If you notice two or more of these signs or you want to ask about some of the signs you do notice with your loved one, contact Comfort Keepers today. Our team has been voted Best 2018 In Home Health Providers that Fun Things Utah is proud to recommend. Don’t wait any longer to receive the in home care needed for you and your loved one. 

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