Why Approach an In-Home Caregivers Agency

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With the American population aging rapidly, there has been a significant increase in the demand for in-home caregiving. Although homecare is consistently found to be the preferred option of seniors, it is a form of care which often places a large amount of unintended strain on the patient’s loved ones.

This is not a problem to be underestimated, as the phenomenon of “caregiver distress” is a condition that is becoming as frequent as it is harmful. The high level of responsibility and the sheer pressure in caring for a loved one can have unfortunate consequences for the caregiver.

 According to one recent study on this subject, there were indications of depression in more than half of the caregivers entrusted with providing care to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s. Often, this immense burden of caregiving can result in physical symptoms as well, including diabetes, heart disease, and other dangerous conditions.

Moreover, this is by no means a small minority of in-home caregivers. Thirty-seven percent of caregivers reported experiencing depression, while a whopping seventy-four percent reported sensations of severe fatigue. Nearly one out of three in-home caregivers gained weight while caregiving.

Certain individuals are more liable to experience these immense levels of stress, including women who are more likely to experience an increase in their blood sugar and insulin levels, worse cholesterol, and higher levels of psychological distress. Caregivers who themselves are dealing with their own medical conditions are also more likely to develop negative symptoms as a result of increased stress.

Fortunately, there is an affordable alternative form of in-home caregiving, and that is to seek out the help of a homecare agency. In recent years, technological advancements have enabled an extremely high level of care at low costs to seniors and their loved ones. Agencies can provide the care that seniors require, without experiencing any unintended stress that currently plagues many caregivers.

5 comments:

  1. All great points. Family relationships can often become strained through caregiving, and those being cared for often pick up on this and feel guilty for requiring help. As an elderly family nears passing, the last thing anyone wants is to remember this relationship as stressful or negative. A professional in-home caregiver allows family members to really enjoy the final years of their loved ones' lives, knowing that they are being taken care of.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this post which speaks about the stress taken by care givers.Care giver distress can be solved by an alternative Home Care Agency.

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  3. Senior Care at Home is a good option to reduce the stress of the family caregiver. Seniors can live in the comfort of their home, close to family and a trained home care provider can help them depending on their requirement. If the external help is dedicated and sincere, the family can rely on them.The family members are not overburdened and at the same can spend time with their loved ones whenever they are free. Choosing the right Home Care Provider is also important.

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  4. Great and a very informative post for me. Thanks for posting.

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  5. It seems like it can be a relief to family members who are care givers for their loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia. I've been trying to take care of my mother with dementia for the past five years on my own. Taking care of her can be a bit much for me. It seems like going to an in-home care agency would help me to take care of my mother, so that I won't feel so overwhelmed.
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