When you’re a caregiver, you’re constantly looking for resources that can help you to be a better caregiver and to give your senior the best help possible. Try some of these ideas for finding help.
Agencies that Help Elderly Adults
Almost every area has agencies that help senior citizens. You’re likely to have a better mix of these types of agencies in a larger metropolitan area, of course, but just because you’re in a rural area that doesn’t mean you don’t have this type of help. Do some exploring and find out what agencies are helping out in your area.
Agencies and Groups with Which Your Senior Is Affiliated
Your elderly family member may have some long-standing memberships in groups and organizations that offer a lot of help to aging adults. It’s worth the time to contact some of those agencies and find out what they can offer in terms of help.
Caregiving is something that more and more people are engaging in every day. Because of that, corporations and employers are more aware of how caregiving affects their employees and they’ve developed programs to help. Contact your human resources department and find out what types of programs they have in place to assist.
Friends and Family Members
Friends and family members might not offer to help you simply because they don’t know what to do or they assume you have everything under control. Be open with them and let them know that you could use some help. They may be able to take over smaller tasks for you that allow you to focus on big tasks.
Elderly Care Services
Hiring elderly care providers is an excellent way to get the help that you need. They have so much experience with helping aging adults and caregivers that they can often give you pointers that make life easier.
When you meet and talk with other family caregivers, you can start to get an understanding of the similarities and the differences in your situations. You can also learn far more than you can on your own about caregiving and what resources are available to you. Take the time to attend meetings and you’ll be amazed at what you find.
It’s really common to fear that you’re completely on your own as a caregiver. That doesn’t have to be the case, though. You may need to get creative and start looking outside of the box, but that doesn’t mean that you’re never going to have help.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Elderly Care Services in Plainview NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.