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“I Forgot What It Meant to Smile.” Don’t Let Joy Pass You by as a Family Caregiver

Over time, a family member who begins to care for an aging parent or other loved one will eventually feel the effects of stress and anxiety more acutely. In the beginning, everything might seem quite straightforward and simple, but it won’t remain that way for long.

Caregiver Stress in Little Falls NJ: Finding Joy in Life

Caregiver Stress in Little Falls NJ: Finding Joy in Life

Caregiver stress is real and it can steal joy.

A lot of these family caregivers across the country have a tendency to admit they expected things to be easier than they actually were. Before long, they were overwhelmed with stress and anxiety to the point where they stopped exercising, didn’t have time to prepare healthy meals for themselves, couldn’t sleep at night, and experienced challenges at work, in their own personal relationships, and so many other factors.

Many of these family caregivers walk around in a cloud.

This cloud that surrounds them is stress and anxiety. Their mind is constantly running back and forth, worrying about their elderly loved one, whether they slipped and fell, if they did enough to help him that day, they should have stayed there a little bit longer, if they turned the stove off properly, or some other of a million possibilities could be happening right in that moment to cause harm to their loved one.

These caregivers often spend less time with their other loved ones.

It could be a spouse, brother or sister, best friends, or anyone else. When they spend less and less time with these people who matter most in their life, there’s a lot less joy to go around. Unfortunately, many of these family caregivers simply don’t realize there are better options available.

One of those options is to hire home care support.

A home care aide hired through an agency is one of the best options for family members who feel overwhelmed with stress and anxiety while looking after a disabled adult loved one, whether it’s a child, parent, grandparent, or even a spouse.

By relying on home care support services, these family members can take some time off, talk to their support system, and begin to find strategies that will help reduce stress and allow them to absorb the joy life still has to offer.

When a person is so mired in a situation they don’t enjoy life at all, it’s time to reassess what’s going on and figure out a better way forward. For most family caregivers, there is, and it comes in the form of a home care aide.

For home care to reduce caregiver stress in Little Falls, NJ, call ComForCare Home Care at 973-287-4718. Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Verona, Little Falls, Cedar Grove, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic, Belleville.

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Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.
Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.

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