When Mom has a stroke, and Dad cannot care for her and himself, you may find that your role as the child quickly changes to that of personalcaregiver. More and more adult children are experiencing the switch, and they are not sure how to handle it. How do you go from watching your mother make her great grandmother’s famous apple cake, to watching her wander the house because she is disoriented from dementia? The stress is high, and caregivers across the country are experiencing burnout. If you are brand new to the role, rest assured you are not alone.
Take proactive steps to keep yourself and your relationships in check. A trained personal support worker from Home Instead Senior Care Waterloo is always ready to assist you with senior care, household duties, and cooking nutritious meals. We want your loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to be able to age in their home.
Starting out in this demanding role can be intimidating, but here are some useful suggestions from those who have gone before you. Following them can help to ease the transition:
Take the needed steps to keep caregiver stress to a minimum, especially when you are brand new to the role. The supportive team at Home Instead Senior Care Waterloo is eager to help you with many services such as respite care, transportation, cooking, and personal care. You can depend on us during this season of life.
Call us at (519) 571-1665 to book an in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care for seniors we deliver each day to families in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St Jacobs, and surrounding areas.