Taking care of your aging loved ones at home is an act of love and kindness you promised them for years. It can enhance your bond and increase their quality of life. But it’s also a more extensive physical and emotional demand than you might have anticipated.
Full-time caregivers are under tremendous strain even though they are following their hearts in providing personal care at home to those they love. Sometimes everyone needs a break from these tasks. Very often, we see when relief from daily routines is provided, it allows family caregiver(s) more time for themselves; therefore, their relationship strengthens. At Comforting Arms, we allow family members to be family, not caregivers. Giving yourself a little bit of time away may be just what the doctor ordered and will help you to be a much better family caregiver.
Our mission at Comforting Arms is for our clients and families to fall in love with the future. When we meet prospective clients, they feel like life has passed them by and think life does not have much meaning anymore.
In every in-home consultation, we ask the question, “What are you known for being good at; What are you famous for?” So many times, they will answer with “nothing.” However, once we start probing, especially with the family members, the prospective client realizes they had a good, rich life.