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The Unspoken Stress Family Caregivers Experience and Why Live-In Care for Seniors Could be the Best Solution

Live-In Care For Seniors Toms River NJ

Live In Senior CareIt was late on a Sunday evening when Carol was returning home. She had spent most of the day with her elderly mother doing housework, helping her prepare meals, and essentially getting her ready for the week ahead. Carol never considered herself to be a family caregiver, but the more work she did to support her mother, the more assistance her mother seem to need.

She didn’t talk much about the stress she was experiencing, mostly because she didn’t want to be judged by her family and didn’t want to feel guilty if the prospect of giving up arose. After all her mother had done for her through the years, she felt she owed it to her to be there to support her.

On that Sunday evening, Carol couldn’t sleep. It was approaching midnight and she kept thinking about her mother being injured, slipping getting out of bed, or needing help at some point during the night. She just had this feeling that sooner or later her mother would be calling her in the wee hours of the morning because she couldn’t get up on her own.

That Sunday night was the first of many sleepless nights for Carol as she worried about her mother. In that situation, the best solution would have been to sit down and discuss live in care for seniors with her mother.

A live in home care provider would be able to support Carol’s mother in the best way possible, and be there for her during those overnight hours where she may need assistance getting out of bed and going to the bathroom.

There are many reasons a senior might require assistance throughout the day and even during those overnight hours, and leaning on family members may seem like a reasonable solution at the time, but in the long run it is far more effective and positive to discuss the prospect of professional home care.

April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day and the stress Carol was feeling at that time is something millions of family caregivers also experience at some point in time when looking after elderly loved ones.

If the elderly loved one only requires some assistance during the day, a home care aide may be the best option. However, if they require assistance overnight as well, it’s time to think about professional live in home care. It can help alleviate stress for the family and the elderly loved one.

For information about how Comfort Keepers can help your family with home care in Toms River, NJ and the surrounding communities, call (732) 557-0010. We provide quality and affordable home care services for seniors in our community.

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Stephanie Howe

Rich and Stephanie Howe are the owners of 4 Comfort Keepers franchises in central NJ and 1 in Easton, MD. They opened their first office in Hamilton, NJ in 2005 after Stephanie’s personal and professional background in nursing led her down the path of helping people stay in the comfort of their homes. Her father was afflicted with a severe form of Multiple Sclerosis and was put in a long term care facility when he was just 44 years old, after her family realized there were few options for keeping him home. When she was diagnosed herself with the disease in 1998, she knew she didn’t want her family, or anyone else to ever find themselves in a similar situation. Prior to owning Comfort Keepers, the Howe’s owned a construction business, but have found this type of work meets their need to serve others. The Howes are committed to assisting not just the elderly, but anyone needing non medical services in order to continue living safely at home. The Howes reside primarily in Robbinsville, NJ with their 6 children and 2 Golden Retrievers, Henry and Deja, but also have a residence in Easton, MD.

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