Millions of baby boomers are faced with balancing the demands of work with caring for an aging family member. The balancing act for family caregivers is tough physically and emotionally, but statistics prove astounding numbers in lost revenue and productivity as well.
According to a MetLife Study that examined the cost of family caregiving in terms of lost productivity to businesses showed missing work, going from full-time to part-time work, replacing employees and workday adjustments added up to between $17 to $33 billion in lost revenue. For entrepreneurs this is especially alarming as they are working to uphold their own businesses and this is how they feed their families. They are feeling they’ll save money by doing everything themselves for their aging loved one instead of hiring somebody to help out, but in the meantime their career is suffering, leading to lost revenue for them.
This is precisely why I am proud to be a part of SYNERGY HomeCare. I believe in the “happy middle” that our services provide. So often I hear from clients that they were getting burnt out from their caregiving role so they began looking for nursing homes for their aging loved one. In-home care can be the best solution for family members that need assistance caring for an aging loved one who wants to keep their independence and stay in their own home. It’s a win-win for all.
It’s hard to give up control when you’ve been the one caring for a loved one. I tell our clients to think of us as a partner, an extension of their family. Working together and keeping the lines of communication open allow all family members to release any guilt they have of not doing it all on their own.
SYNERGY HomeCare provides a variety of in-home and home health care services such as senior home assistance, homecare support, and in-home companionship services to families living in Arvada, Lakewood, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Ken Caryl, West Denver, Wheat Ridge, Conifer, and surrounding areas. Call SYNERGY HomeCare today to learn more and discuss your options at 720-263-6060.