Caring for a loved one who is disabled or ill may feel like a strictly family related job. However, there are plenty of benefits to enlisting outside help. If you are a primary caretaker, here are a few reasons to consider calling for reinforcements:
Between work, family and other responsibilities, most Americans lead hectic, busy lives. The added responsibility for caring for a loved can leave you worn out which will, over time, have an impact on your performance in all areas of life. Enlisting help when you are starting to feel worn out will help you stay sane so you can continue to handle your other responsibilities.
More Consistency for Your Loved One
Unless you are one of the lucky few Americans who doesn’t need to work, or take care of other family members, you simply cannot devote all of your time to caring for your loved one. If you are worried about a loved one who is at home while you are at work, it may be time to get some outside help.
Getting Help with Doctor’s Appointments
Older individuals, on average, go to the doctor several times a year. While these appointments are extremely important, it can be hard to fit several medical appointments per year- especially unplanned medical appointments- into your schedule. Fortunately, a certified home health expert can ensure that your loved one is safely transported to and from the doctor’s office and can act as a support system on your behalf.
Help Around the House
When it comes to tidying up, a little can go a long way. Experienced home health care professionals understand the demands of caring for another person and can often chip in with small cleaning tasks as well which makes your job a lot easier.
Entertainment for Your Loved One
Being stuck at home without much company can be depressing. However, it may be dangerous for your loved one to venture out alone. If this is the case, an in-home care professional can safely take your loved one for walks as well as provide a more stimulating experience at home through games, exercise and conversation.
At Sutton In-Home Senior Care, we are here to help ensure that your loved ones get the best care. Contact us today to find out more about our qualified home care professionals.
Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.
Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.