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Are You The Caregiver for an Aging Loved One? You’re Not Alone

Family Caregivers Everett WA: How to Understand You’re Not Alone, and that Caregiver Stress is Beatable

Sometimes in life, especially when there are many negative things going on, it’s easy to feel as though you’re all alone. Providing any type of home care for an elderly loved one may seem like the best decision at the time, especially if that loved one is recovering from a heart attack, stroke, major surgery, or other physical ailments.

You want to be there for them as much as possible and you eventually take on the role of the family caregiver. Over time, you feel that the more care you provide for your loved one, the more they need. Then you began to look to other people to help, yet no one seemed to have time. This is one thing that can cause caregiver stress.

Feeling alone can make you feel as though there are no options, nowhere to turn, and this will eventually lead to an increase in the stress you experience.

You’re not alone.

Even for the family caregiver who is the only person in the world related to the elderly patient, they’re not alone. There are home care agencies and other caregivers who can assist with a variety of aspects of that care. Home care aides provide an incredible support system for elderly patients as well as their family members. They can also provide support for the family caregiver.

A home care aide can be hired to assist for just a couple of hours a day one or two days a week, if that’s what’s needed to help alleviate caregiver stress. They could also be hired for eight or more hours a day six or seven days a week, if that’s what the elderly patient requires.

Caregiver stress can make somebody feel as though they are more alone than ever. They may have questions about what to do for their elderly loved one. They may not know the best strategies to use to encourage their loved one to take care of themselves, get involved in activities, or other things. A family caregiver also might not understand that exercise is essential for people of all ages, even for heart attack patients recovering at home.

A professional home care provider would be able to support this family member, provide assistance and guidance, and teach them what the elderly patient requires. With the right level support through a home care aide, it’s easy to realize you’re not alone and this can have a direct and positive impact on alleviating caregiver stress.

Guest Home Care is dedicated to helping seniors maintain full, independent lives where they most desire to live: in the comfort of their own homes. Call us at (380)328-7273.

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Bruce Guest

Over the years, the founders of Guest Home Care, Bruce and Rose Guest have developed a deep passion for helping other people. They believe that every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

In order to better assist and care for those who can't fully care for themselves, Bruce and Rose started Guest Home Care.

Their goal is to provide a higher quality of care by hiring, training, rewarding, and retaining exceptional caregivers. They invest in their caregivers because they know that quality client care begins with happy caregivers. For client satisfaction, caregivers are matched to clients according to client needs and a personality fit.

Bruce has a business background, including several years of experience in business ownership. Rose was a business major in college. While in college, she began working as a caregiver and found it to be a very rewarding experience. She continued to work as a caregiver whenever she could. Later, Rose went on to get her Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC), and vocational nursing training. She worked as a full-time caregiver for over 7 years, and was well loved by all of her clients.

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