There is going to come a time on your caregiving journey when you realize that you might need a little more help. These are some of the most common situations that cause a caregiver to ask that question, but there are definitely others that fit in, too.
Your Health Is Suffering
If you’ve been ignoring your own physical and emotional health, that’s going to catch up to you. You need to take the hint that your brain and your body are sending you and start to pay better attention to what you need. Some of the symptoms that you’re experiencing may still be reversible if you give yourself what you need now.
You’re not Able to Be There as Much as You Want
It’s not always possible for caregivers to be with their senior as much as they want to be. You might live too far away or have a demanding career. Regardless of what it is that keeps you busy elsewhere, you can’t be in two places at once. Having extra help ensures that your elderly family member is in good hands even if those hands aren’t yours.
There is a lot to keep up with when you’re a caregiver. For some people, it’s beyond too much to keep up with on a daily basis. Being overwhelmed is not something to be ashamed of. In fact, you’re a rare caregiver if you’re not experiencing overwhelm at least a few times a week. It’s not a weakness to turn everything over to someone else for a little while so that you can get some breathing room.
Your Senior’s Needs Surpass Your Abilities
At some point your elderly family member’s needs are going to be bigger than you. Chances are that you don’t have nursing experience, and even if you do, it might not be in the areas your senior needs the most help. Having someone else take over can just make sense, both for you and for your elderly family member’s best care. Let those parts go and relax into the parts of caregiving that come easily to you.
If you’re asking the question of yourself about whether help is a good idea, it probably is. You can try to continue to push yourself to do more as a caregiver, but it’s important to give yourself a break. Let homecare providers step in and make caregiving easier for you to handle.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Homecare Services in Great Neck 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.
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