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What’s Pushing You to Your Limits as a Caregiver?

Caregiver Stress in Cranford NJ

As a family caregiver, have you reached your limits? Some people may have just started taking care of an elderly parent, spouse, or other loved one and have no idea what that really means.

“I love this person,” they might say. “There’s no way I’m not going to be there for them.”

Caregiver Stress in Cranford NJIt’s a noble thought and gesture to be there for an aging family member, but that doesn’t change the fact that caregiver stress is real. The longer a person deals with stress, the more intense it is, the more it’s going to have a direct impact on their emotional, physical, and maybe even mental health and well-being. Eventually, given enough time, a person may be impacted physically by the stress, frustration, and anxiety of trying to take care of an elderly loved one.

Being pushed to one’s limits can happen when you least expect it.

What does it mean to be ‘pushed to your limits?’ It means you’re feeling the effects of stress. It means you’re probably having difficulty sleeping at night. It means you’re probably focused almost exclusively on this other situation.

You may have a full-time job and other responsibilities to take care of daily, but suddenly you’re not doing them as you should. You might be going into work late, leaving early, spending too much time on the phone talking to this elderly family member while you’re supposed be working . You may have been reprimanded by your boss.

Your partner, spouse, or significant other in life may be arguing with you more frequently. You may be distancing yourself from friends. You might no longer be exercising or going to the gym. A person who used to eat healthy, prepare nice, healthy meals every day, could be grabbing fast food once, twice, or three times a day.

Aren’t those your limits? How much more can take?

As a family caregiver, don’t underestimate the impact stress can have on your life. It can affect you health-wise -emotionally, mentally, and even in your relationships.

What’s the best solution?

You don’t want to turn your back on this elderly family member, but you don’t have to. Hiring a home care aide can be the answer you’ve been looking for.

You don’t have to hire a caregiver for 40 hours a week. You can hire somebody for just two hours a day once a week to start.

Mountains aren’t moved in an instant; they’re moved one shovelful at a time. This could be the start of a new life for you and this senior who needs assistance.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care to reduce caregiver stress in Cranford, NJ, call the caring staff at Helping Hands Home Care today at 908-418-4299. Providing Home Care Services in all of Northern and Central NJ, including Clark, Westfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Rahway, Linden, Summit, Edison, Elizabeth, Mountainside and the surrounding areas.

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Robert D'Arienzo

After graduating from Seton Hall University with a BS in finance Helping Hands Homecare’s Owner / President, Robert D’Arienzo, went to work on Wall St. for six years. However, after Robert’s grandmother became ill with stomach cancer Robert and his family needed to find assistance in the home for her. After many trials and tribulations Robert could see that there was a great need for quality home care services here in NJ and loved the idea of being able to assist other families who were going through what his family went through with his beloved grandmother.

Thus, Robert had found his passion. After almost a year of preparation Robert opened Helping Hands Homecare in 2003. Robert wanted Helping Hands Homecare to focus on providing the highest quality of caregivers, exceptional customer service, and providing a service that familys could depend on in their time of need. Since then Helping Hands has assisted hundreds of individuals with the simplest of needs to more complex cases while preserving those standards set out many years ago.

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