When you’re caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook certain things. When you’re a caregiver for an aging family member, such as a parent or spouse, you might feel a tremendous amount of stress. It can be so significant that you begin paying less attention to your own health, and that’s a serious problem.
May is National Better Hearing Month and if you are experiencing any symptoms of hearing loss or other health related issues, you cannot ignore them and expect to get through this without consequences.
Sometimes, symptoms can easily be ignored.
When you’re talking about hearing loss, especially the earliest stages of it, you may begin turning the TV up a little bit louder than you’re used to. You may have trouble hearing somebody on the phone. You may even avoid certain conversations in a loud environment surrounded by a cacophony of different noises just so you won’t be embarrassed by not engaging in that particular conversation.
When you’re rushing around constantly to take care of an aging family member, though, you may very well try to ignore the symptoms as much as you can.
Whether it’s symptoms of hearing loss, vision related problems, or generalized stress, the more you ignore the symptoms, it doesn’t mean they go away; it simply means they will progressively get worse over time.
You might not be able to sleep.
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night because of stress, that’s going to make it difficult for you to stay focused throughout the next day. If you combine sleep deprivation with hearing related problems or some other health issue, everything begins to amplify.
But, you say, you don’t have time for a doctor!
This is a common thing many people say. They simply don’t have time to stop and go to their doctor. After all, you can make an appointment for six weeks into the future or the first thing in the morning and still have to wait two hours before the doctor even sees you. Who has that kind of time?
After all, this is something minor, something that’s going to go away, right?
Most likely it won’t. If you don’t have time to take care of yourself, visit your doctor when something is wrong, then you need to seriously consider home care support services. By hiring a home care aide for a few hours a day, you can not only make sure your loved one is taken care of, but also take care of yourself more adequately.
If you or an elderly loved one are considering home care to reduce caregiver stress in Flemington, NJ, or the surrounding areas, call the caring professionals at Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ. Call today (908) 806-2220.
Comfort Keepers of Flemington, New Jersey, has a team of eight support staff who will be your primary contacts and your advocates.
Nancy Hmieleski, R.N., C., B.S, is the Director of Nursing and supervises the Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) that work out of the Comfort Keepers Flemington office. Pat Corlett, RN, is the Case Manager.
General Manager Rebecca Tenore, Client Care Coordinators; Suzanne M. White, Kelly Balodis, Christine Lehr, along with Office Assistant, Nancy Russell, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to answer your questions. You will hear a friendly voice no matter when you call.
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