How to spread caregiving roles around
While caregiving can be a greatly rewarding experience, it can also be exhausting. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, caregivers will spend on average 25 hours per week providing care, and another 13 hours each month researching and coordinating care services.
That's a lot of time spent focusing on another person, and it's not without its drawbacks. Many family caregivers run out of time to care for themselves, developing poor eating habits, depriving themselves of sleep, and failing to exercise.
Caregiving is an enormous responsibility, and that's why it's best to spread caregiving roles amongst different members of your family. Here are a few of the roles that you'll want to divvy up:
A dedicated point man, someone who works with doctors, nurses, and ComForCare caregivers to understand the necessary course of action.
A wheel man who helps get your loved one too and from appointments.
A housekeeper who can help keep the home in order along with buying groceries and other to-do list items.
A companion, someone who can watch a ball game or be a social outlet for your loved one.
A ComForCare caregiver can assist with all of these caregiving tasks and more. Our caregivers receive more hours of training than most other home caregivers, and can help your loved ones maintain the independence that is so important for their emotional well-being. Call us today at (971) 801-7606 to let ComForCare give you a helping hand.
ComForCare Home Care
10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202
Tigard OR 97224