Caring for an ailing or elderly family member can be a meaningful and rewarding experience. But if you are doing it alone, it can also be an emotionally and physically demanding job.
You never know what the future may bring or what ailments may appear. Having so little control over the situation can cause a lot of stress. To be at your best to care for someone else, you must first take care of yourself. In order to do this, you must share the workload.
Have a caregiver sit with your parent so you can run errands without worry. Contact groups of others who, like you, are dealing with caring for a family member. Check for support groups in your area on government sites such as Family Caregiver Alliance.
ComForcare offers a wide range of in-home services so you can find time to rest and recharge. Whether you need respite home care for just a few hours a week or every day, we can meet your needs. Twenty-four-hour care is available as well, for loved ones with greater needs. Your family member will be safe and comfortable at home with a ComForcare caregiver.