Caring for Elderly Parents – Stress Free
Written By : Stephanie Roberts
Caring for elderly parents is becoming more and more common in today’s society. Being in this position can add a great deal of stress to your life. Not only are you worried about your loved one, but it can take a great deal of time and energy. All of this can be overwhelming and lead to exhaustion. Here are some tips for best dealing with the situation.
First, you should take care of yourself. Remember, if you are not at your best how can you expect to care for another person? So be sure to get plenty of sleep and make time for yourself. Being well rested gives you the energy you need and doing things you enjoy keeps you happy with a positive attitude. If the caregiving of a parent becomes so involved that you can no longer care for yourself than you need to look for other options. The cheapest route is simply dividing the care schedule between you and other family members. Asking for help is important – you can’t do everything. If there is no one else, than you need to look at hiring a caregiver just one or two days a week. This will at least give you some much needed time off.
Hiring a caregiver to fulfill all the needs is also good if you have the resources.
Then you don’t have to worry about all the stress and time commitments. And when you visit with your loved one you can spend time with them instead of worrying about what needs to be done. You can still talk about the care provided to ensure all their needs are being met but you can take the time to enjoy their company now.
At Andelcare, we recognize that there are many reasons why a loved one may need home care. From seniors with Alzheimer's Disease, to patients with disabilities, to caregivers needing respite care, we are here to provide quality and affordable in home care in Bellevue WA. Call us for information 888-788-3051!