Caregiver Stress in Boynton Beach, FL – Helping Your Senior Parent Adjust To A Caregiver
The time may arrive where we need to hire a caregiver to take care of our aging parent. You may be busy with your work, juggling a career, taking care of family members still living at home or busy with community activities so taking on full-time caregiving for your senior parents would be difficult. In such cases, getting a good caregiver for your loved one will reduce your tension and worry about your parent’s safety and comfort.
What does a Caregiver do?
A caregiver may be able to assist your older parent with bathing, feeding, dressing, meal preparation and most important of all the companionship they need in their golden years. Your stress levels can be greatly reduced by hiring professional caregivers to help out with your senior loved one. Besides the basics already mentioned, a caregiver can also provide transportation to doctor’s appointments and exercise classes.
Finding The Right Person
If you are looking for a person to provide safety and care for your older parent make sure the selected person and your parent will be able to adjust with each other. Most of the qualified and experienced caregivers will have the skills to adjust to the various needs and different personalities of the elderly. Because an older person doesn’t always want to admit they need help, or they may have a hard time accepting help, it’s a good idea to let them meet some of the candidates to see which caregiver would be the best choice for your parent.
How to Reinforce the Relationship
Your elderly parent should develop some faith about the person who will be their caregiver in the absence of other family members. This can be done by using every opportunity you can to build the relationship between your parent and caregiver.
- Slowly introduce the caregiver. Leave your parent in the company of the new caregiver for short periods at first.
- Plan activities they can do together that are of great interest to your loved one. This will help them form a bond of friendship.
- For the first few times the caregiver comes over, stay there with your loved one or have another family member stay with them. This way your senior parent isn’t left alone in the company of a “stranger” until they have a chance to get to know each other.
Having a caregiver to look after your elderly loved one benefits both you and your parent. It allows you to be their adult child and enjoy their company more without feeling burned out from caregiving. It allows them to receive quality care while you are attending to other important things in your life.
Activa Home Health Care is available to assist with finding a caregiver in Boynton Beach FL, and any home care needs . Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities.
“I am passionate about our community and the people we serve”, states Mr. Fedele. “We have an obligation to take care of our seniors and allow them the dignity to age safely and independently in their own homes”.
Jon is married and has three children. He enjoys waterskiing and spending time with his family and friends.
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