What Can You Expect to Handle as Your Senior's Caregiver?

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What Can You Expect to Handle as Your Senior's Caregiver?



Becoming a caregiver for someone that you love can be both wonderful and terrifying. Here are just a few of the situations you might handle for your senior as a caregiver.

Taking Over Home Management Tasks

It's easy to overlook all that needs to be done to keep a household running until someone's unable to handle those tasks on her own. You can help your senior to keep up with household maintenance, cleaning, and other facets of keeping her home going.

Planning Her Care Now and in the Future

Your senior may only need a little bit of help now, but what about in the future? Depending on her health, she may start to experience a decline sooner rather than later. As her primary caregiver, you'll be instrumental in helping to put together a plan for now and for later.

Helping with Personal Care Tasks

Personal care tasks, such as bathing and dressing, are some of the tasks that can get more difficult for your aging adult as her health changes. You may find that she's embarrassed about accepting help for these tasks because she's been handling them on her own for so long.

Managing Nutrition and Meals

If cooking and all of the other aspects of eating a healthy diet are too exhausting for your elderly family member, you may find that she opts to just eat less often or she stops eating unless she's in a situation that demands it. Helping her to plan her meals, shop for the food, and prepare the food can ensure that she's eating when and what she needs to eat.

Helping with Mobility Issues

Mobility can be a huge problem for your elderly family member. It can feel as if her body, which used to do her bidding, is now betraying her on a daily basis. That can be tough for your elderly family member to handle, both physically and emotionally.

Managing Transportation

Various situations from vision problems to memory issues can keep your elderly family member from driving. This, like her mobility issues, can feel like a huge betrayal. Making sure that your senior can get where she needs to go helps her to realize that she's not missing out just because she can't drive anymore.

Keep in mind that you don't have to do every bit of this by yourself. Hiring elderly care providers gives you that pair of extra hands that you need to get more done every single day.

If you or an aging loved one is considering elderly care in Mesa, AZ, please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare today: 480-377-6770.

Mike Endredy, Owner
Mike has been involved with home care for the last 11 years as the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of the East Valley (Phoenix AZ). 
Mike was brought to the home care industry like many folks through a need to care for my father near the end of his life. 
"Although my mother was the primary caregiver there was not a service to use that can offer relief for my mother and from 2,000 miles away I was not able to provide the care personally he needed.  It was however, a few years after my father's passing that I personally decided to change careers, leaving a career in engineering.  I have never looked back.  Making a difference in people's lives changes you more profoundly than anything and I love that experience.  In the eleven years of making a difference my exceptional team of caregivers and staff have made a difference through providing over 2 million hours worth of care.  This journey is just beginning.  Making a difference in somebody's life or a family members life is why I do what I do.  The hurdles, the heartbreak and the pain that comes makes me stronger and more determined to help another. " - Mike Endredy

 

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