Every year National Family Caregiver Month honors the over 90 million family caregivers in the United States. Two out of every five adults take care of senior family members who are living with degenerative disease or disabilities. November is a great time to remember that family caregivers need support and encouragement just like the elderly adults they care for. Far too often family caregivers neglect to care for themselves and oftentimes feel underappreciated and undervalued in their role as a caregiver.
Home Care Assistance of Palm Beach County wants to take a moment to applaud you. Our senior caregivers know firsthand the demands of caring for an elderly adult, but they can also relate to the amount of satisfaction that one gets from seeing a smiling senior.
This month, in appreciation of a family caregiver that you may know, you’re encouraged to take the time to send a gesture of love and appreciation. Here are some suggestions from Palm beach Home Care’s very own caregivers:
1) Send a card or a hand-written letter.
2) Deliver and serve a nice dinner (and do the dishes afterwards!).
3) Take him / her out for a night of relaxing fun.
4) Volunteer to help with a few hours of in-home care, allowing them to take a break
5) Offer to help by running errands or picking up groceries
Sometimes it’s the little things that count. We know that family caregivers very often feel as though there’s simply not enough time in the day. If you are a family caregiver and you’re feeling overworked, overburdened and stressed out, it may be time to get help from a trusted provider of in-home senior care in Palm Beach County. That’s where Home Care Assistance can come in.
Our hourly and 24/7 caregivers are available to lend a helping hand whenever it’s needed. Whether you’d like a few hours of respite care a week or are considering 24/7 live-in care for your aging loved one, you can trust our caregivers to provide the utmost care for your elderly parent while maintaining their independence, dignity and quality of life. By striving to treat each individual like their own family, our in-home care companions are able to take the stress off of a busy family’s shoulders while offering up peace of mind.
To schedule a complimentary, no obligation consultation, please give us a call at 561.429.8292.