Some caregivers avoid hiring elder care providers because they worry that they’re passing off tasks and responsibilities that they should be handling themselves. There are quite a few different circumstances that contribute to whether this is the right option for you.
When You’re Out of Time
Time is an incredibly precious commodity and you can’t do anything to get it back once it’s gone. You can only do so much yourself during a day, so having someone else that you can rely on to help your senior when you can’t is a tremendous load off of your conscience.
When You’re Out of Energy
Chances are very high that you have quite a few more people relying on you than just your senior adult. There is your boss, your family, and maybe even some pets. You only have a certain amount of energy to devote to everything that you need to do in a given day. Being able to delegate some of those tasks to someone else can help you make the most of the energy you have.
When Your Elder Is Alone Too Often
You can’t be with your senior adult as often as you would like, that can leave her alone too often. Many seniors don’t have the same social life that they used to have and finding new friends can be difficult. Isolation can lead to depression and worsening health, which is something you definitely want to avoid for your elderly family member.
When Your Elder Needs Help Moving Around
Some health conditions can leave your senior unable to move around easily on her own. If you’re not physically able to help her move around or to get into and out of bed, she can easily feel stuck in her own home. Experienced elder care providers can help your elderly family member move without causing injury to themselves.
When You’re Overwhelmed
Caregiving can easily become overwhelming for you. First, there are the endless tasks that need doing. Just as important, however, is the fact that the emotions involved in caregiving can feel larger than you expect them to feel. This can leave you feeling vulnerable and needing time away.
The bottom line is that whenever you and your aging adult can use some extra help, elder care providers are an excellent solution.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Elder Care Services in Stonybrook 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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