It can be difficult to watch an aging parent or loved one struggle with their day to day activities. While it is certainly noble to provide caregiving services yourself, it is simply unrealistic to do so on a long-term basis in many cases.
This is largely because of the extensive hours involved, and the strain it puts on your health. To help you and your loved one through this difficult time, we provide complete elder care services in Park Ridge, Niles, Norridge, IL and the surrounding areas.
The Stresses of Caregiving for a Loved One
We have a wealth of experience with caring for elderly individuals in a variety of situations.
Whether it is with Alzheimer’s patients, or those who simply need at-home assistance, the primary stress factors that do-it-yourself caregivers can expect include:
- Extensive hours on top of any current work (caring for an elderly individual can take anywhere from 20 to 40 hours a week)
- Lack of sleep, and potential health consequences (this results from stress itself, as well as the specific tasks that must routinely be completed)
- Emotional burden (seeing a loved one struggle with seemingly simple tasks can be difficult to watch on a regular basis)