Hello, I hope all is well. Thank you for taking the time to care for your Senior Loved One. Today, let’s talk about 3 Fundamental Ways to Care for Your Senior Loved One.
It is a known fact that it takes patience, effort, and time to care for an elderly; however, when you are equipped with the right tools, the care you provide will have a lasting powerful effect. Also, the benefit of equipping you with the right tools helps both you and your Senior Loved One.
Let us begin; the 3 Fundamental Ways to Care for Your Senior Loved One
When you listen, you learn how your Senior Loved One is feeling and what he or she wants.
When you listen, you discover if your Senior Loved One is having any issues.
When you listen, you will be able to take the proactive care approach rather than the reactive care approach.
2. Get Outside Help
When you seek outside help to assist you in caring for your Senior Loved One, this not only helps diminish any anguish you may have, but it also provides extra companionship to your SLO.
When you seek outside help, you learn more ways and tips about caring for your SLO.
When you seek outside help, the window of opportunity for additionally resources and support become visible.
3. Protect your Senior Loved One (SLO)
Inform your SLO why he or she should not give his or her personal information (i.e. Social Security Number, Bank Account Number etc.) to anyone until he or she speaks with you. Please have this conversation with your SLO at least once a week. (Fraud Prevention)
Inform your SLO always to let you know if someone mistreats (i.e. verbally, physically etc.) him or her. Please have this conversation with your SLO at least once a week. (Senior Abuse Prevention)
Inform your SLO always to let you know if he or she experiences any side effects from their medication. Please have this conversation with your SLO at least once a week. (Doctor’s Help)
These tools will help you care for your Senior Loved One. Go ahead and implement these 3 care fundamentals TODAY. These tools will empower you and help your Senior Loved One remain independent.
Remember, your goal for TODAY is to implement these tools NOW and then come back and give your feedback. You have nothing to lose, but so much to gain.
Please share other fundamental tools that a senior caregiver can use.
FINAL THOUGHT: The power of caring does permit us to share with others!
Hello, I hope all is well. Tips for senior caregivers are very useful and can help caregivers get through their day. Also, having help is useful and it assists caregivers get through their day. Caring for your Senior Loved One (SLO) can take a toll on your mind, body, and soul. However, there is help and most certainly tips. Tips are free, so use tips to the fullest. Now let us talk about help. If you are not able to find help from your family, then you have to step outside and seek help elsewhere. I understand, not everyone has the extra money to pay for help; however, help is still available you just have to locate it.
Please watch this video for some helpful tips and guidance.
Additionally, don’t forget about the following places for help:
Your SLO’s friends
Here’s the ultimate tip: caregiver’s please remember it is all right to seek help. You don’t have to do it alone. I am grateful and thankful that I had my uncle and a few others that were able to help. If I could go back, I would indeed ask for additionally help.
As I know and say, “Just like caring for a baby, it takes a village to care for a Senior Loved One.” Please don’t do it alone. Don’t let the pressure of caring for your SLO drag you into a deep dark hole.
Do you have any tips and/or guidance for your fellow caregiver? Please share, sharing is caring.
The power of caring is sharing.
Tip: Don’t let your pride stand in the way of you living your best life.
Inspiration: Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional – Anonymous.
I hope you are having a great day/night. I’m wishing you much success on your endeavor(s).
We have entered another day and somewhere around the world, another senior caregiver has called it quits. Let’s us concentrate on this one particular caregiver who just said, “I QUIT.”
courtesy of survey.cvent.com
A Caregiver just QUIT! Do you know why this caregiver quit? One or more of the following reasons drove this caregiver to say, “I QUIT.”
Always negative around your Senior Loved One
Blaming your Senior Loved One for their sickness
Home family issues
Lack of caring for self
Lack of knowledge of providing care
Lack of social time
Lack of support
Pressure of caring for a Senior Loved One
Resentment toward your Senior Loved One
Wow, this is a huge list and I know there are more reasons that we can add. However, we can all say that this list of 20 is surely enough. The pressure of caring for a Senior Loved One (SLO) can change one’s life forever (good or bad). However, as caregivers, we have to help ourselves FIRST. When you are feeling or dealing with one or more of the above items, you have to seek help immediately.
How do you seek help?
Talk to someone
Go to the doctor
Take some time off
Join a support group (face-to-face, facebook, twitter, face2face group, other social media etc.)
As a fellow caregiver, how do you help another caregiver?
Talk to them
In life, we will have our ups and downs, but if we learn how to first identify that we have a problem and then secondly seek help, the words “I QUIT caring for my Senior Loved One” will not come when the building is up in flames.
The words “I QUIT caring for my Senior Loved One” will come only when you know in your heart without the pain that it is the best thing to do.