Take good care of the family caregiver


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While caring for your aging parent is a labor of love, it is still labor. As you spend more and more of your time caring for your aging parent, you may find yourself giving up favorite hobbies and vacations, saying no to friends, feeling distracted at work and getting more stressed with your spouse and children. Over time, juggling caregiving with work, raising children and managing a household increases your risk for depression, chronic illness and a decline in your overall quality of life. And the stress of caring for a loved one while managing your family and household can lead to significant health issues, both physically and mentally.

Despite these risks, you may neglect your health. You may not get enough sleep, eat poorly, skip regular exercise, keep going even when you’re not feeling well or even postpone your own medical appointments. If you’re a caregiver who neglects your own health, you’re more likely to suffer from a chronic condition such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure and obesity. Caregiving can also take a toll on your mental health, with an estimated 46 percent to 59 percent of caregivers suffering from clinical depression.

Ask yourself
It’s time to pause and ask yourself: “What good will I be to the person I care for if I get sick?” As a caregiver, it is critical for you to take good care of yourself—even while you are taking care of your aging loved one.

Just do it 
It is possible to take some much-needed time for yourself while meeting the needs of your senior parent through SYNERGY HomeCare’s respite care services. In fact, here are 50 ways we can immediately help you.

Resources for family caregivers

Adult children can be thrown into the caregiver role when they least expect it. It only takes an aging parent’s illness, a slip in the bathroom or a collision caused by a mistake in the driver’s seat, and an adult child may find their new job as a caregiver—a role that few people adequately plan or prepare for. For practical tips and advice on caregiving, below are some excellent resources for you to download.

Where Do We Begin?

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A 52-page comprehensive guide offers insights, scenarios that may be similar to what you're experiencing today and recommendations as you navigate the caregiving role for an elderly parent or loved one. It will answer many of your questions.


Play it Safe

A guide to know the subtle warning signs your aging loved one needs help.

Conversation on Aging

A how-to-guide on how to handle "the conversation" about your aging loved one's home care needs.

SYNERGY HomeCare of East Haven can help.
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