Elder Care in Southbury CT: How to Avoid Caregiving from a Crisis Viewpoint


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How to Avoid Caregiving from a Crisis Viewpoint

Elder Care in Southbury CT

Elder Care in Southbury CTWhen you're experiencing a situation from the point of view of a crisis, everything is urgent and has to be handled now. Caregiving doesn't have to be that way every day, though.

Have a Care Plan

A care plan is a way for you to keep up with what kinds of care your elderly loved one needs and how that care is to be achieved. It includes not only what needs to be done, but how it will be done as well as who is responsible for which tasks. Having a care plan in place gives you a plan to follow even in an emergency when you might not be thinking clearly. Your loved one's doctor and elder care providers can all help you to flesh out your loved one's care plan.

Put Yourself First

Family caregivers tend to put themselves at the bottom of the list. The problem is that when you have a crisis of your own or you're sick, everything else fails because it relies on you not having issues. When your own self-care is just as important to you, you're focusing on all of the things that can help prevent your own crisis. You're getting enough sleep, eating right, exercising, and visiting your own doctor, so issues with your own health are less likely to sneak up on you.

Set Boundaries for Yourself

Boundaries are a way for you to honor your own limitations. Few of us like to admit it, but we do all have our own limitations. When you encounter one of your boundaries, you have to know how you'll cope with that. If, for example, you have a bad back, you know that one of your limitations is that you're not going to be able to lift your loved one. That is a boundary for you and you'll need to have help if you reach a point where your loved one needs that type of assistance.

Bring in Extra Help When You Need It

Another common cause of a crisis situation is that a family caregiver suspects that she needs help, but doesn't enlist it. This can be help in the form of needing someone to take over the house cleaning, errands, or even meal preparation. It can also mean help in the form of other family members being available to cover respite care for the caregiver. Accept now that you can't do it all alone and include provisions for extra help in your loved one's care plan.

The more thorough you are with your planning the more likely you'll be able to avoid caregiving from a crisis mode.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Southbury, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.

I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.

As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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