What Does Support Mean for You as a Caregiver?

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Every family caregiver needs a different level and type of support. You may even find that your journey as a caregiver requires several different types of support in order to keep you and your aging adult going.

Homecare Galion OH - What Does Support Mean for You as a Caregiver?

Homecare Galion OH – What Does Support Mean for You as a Caregiver?

Here are just a few of the types of support you might find helpful.

Emotional Support

Caregiving can be really difficult from an emotional standpoint. Depending on your relationship with your aging adult and her current health conditions, this can be exceptionally rough emotionally. Having a support system of your own made up of friends, family, and other people that you trust can help you to deal with the powerful emotions that caregiving can inspire.

Help with Occasional Daily Tasks

The sheer volume of what you have to do every day as a family caregiver can be mind-boggling. Add to that the fact that you may have children and other responsibilities of your own and the list becomes even longer. Figure out which tasks you can delegate to other people in order to get the help that you need. When you ask for help, do it directly and don’t be surprised if you hear “no” as a response.

Help in Emergencies

Do you already know who you can count on in an emergency situation with your elderly family member? Chances are very good that you have at least one or two trusted people who can help you day or night. Make sure that you let those people know what you might need from them in an emergency situation so that they can prepare.

Ongoing Day-to-day Help

You may also need much more than one-off help on an occasional basis. Some caregiving journeys require more hands-on assistance on a daily basis. This is when hiring elderly homecare providers can really support you and your aging adult. Experienced homecare providers can teach you so much about what you need to know and they’re there for the solid support that you need in order to help care for your elderly family member.

Learn how to ask for the help and assistance that you need. As you become better at asking, you’ll find that your needs are being met far more often.

If you are considering Homecare Services in Galion OH, call the caring staff at Central Star Home Health at (419) 610-2161.  Providing services for families in Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Mt. Gilead, Loudonville, Crestline, Galion, Shelby, Ashland, Wooster, and the surrounding areas.
About the author: Tracy Clark
Tracy began working for Star Multi Care as the Administrator of the Mansfield, Ohio office in March, 2012. In January, 2014 she was relocated to Florida to assume the role as Branch Administrator of the Pembroke Pines and subsequently the Home Health Liaison until coming back to Ohio in June, 2015. Prior to working at Star Multi Care, Tracy attended Marion Technical School for Business Administration and served as a United States Army Medic during Desert Shield. However, her true life’s work was awakened while spending 12 years in the long term care and assisted living arena. She quickly learned that assisting older adults was a passion that could not be denied. Tracy takes pride in being able to meet with each of her clients upon admission. Getting to know each of them enables her to personalize the care they receive and to direct her staff to ensure they receive the highest quality of care. In addition to her role as Home Health Liaison, Tracy has always been active in her community. She has served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board as Secretary, is a Certified Salvation Army National Disaster Responder, one of 1500 Specialists in 50 states to complete Mather LifeWays “PREPARE” training which trains professionals to address the medical and psychosocial needs of elderly residents affected by emergency situations, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Clinical Care Specialist Program at Madison Adult Career Center and is a member of various professional organizations throughout southeast Florida.