Once you’ve selected a reputable provider, getting the most out of your home care experience as days transition into months – and even years – takes planning and perseverance.
If you possess a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others while unleashing your full potential, caregiving could be your calling.
Many of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. believed some of the common myths about caregiving before they began helping a senior loved one. Here are four of them.
It’s important that you find an agency that you feel will support you and treat you like the professional you are. Here are five questions you should ask during your caregiver interview.
Feelings of guilt are so prevalent among family caregivers that it even has a name: “caregiver guilt.” Many caregivers feel guilty because they believe they’re not providing adequate care; they experience guilt over feeling frustrated and angry about their chaotic life or lack of control, or over their need to take a respite care break.
Family caregivers spend an average of more than 24 hours a week helping their loved ones continue to live at home. Unfortunately, this time commitment and all the other obligations a caregiver has often put their physical and mental health at the bottom of their to-do list.
Over 3.4 million strong, in-home caregivers serve a vital role in the American healthcare system each year. As the U.S. population continues to age, the home care industry is projected to grow markedly over the next decade. Professional caregivers provide an invaluable service to seniors and families by ensuring that aging-in-place loved ones can remain in the comfort of their own homes