What Can I Do for You? : Seeking Out Help from Those Around You

Home Care West Windsor NJ

Home Care West Windsor NJ

Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult is not an easy thing. No matter what the relationship that you have with your parent or how you feel about your role as a caregiver, when you decide to step into this role you are committing yourself to give of your time, energy, efforts, and resources to make sure that your loved one has everything that they need to stay healthy, strong, safe, and comfortable throughout their aging years. Sometimes this can become overwhelming and you may feel as though you simply do not have it in you to manage everything that your parent needs to the level that they need and deserve. This is when it is time to seek out help from those around you.

Use these tips to help you find help in your care journey: 

  • Be honest. You cannot expect people to know that you need help with the efforts for your parent if you are not honest about them. It is normal to not want to complain or to sound like you are having a difficult time because you do not want anyone to think that you do not love your parent or that you do not want to do what is best for them. It is important, however, that others know the challenges that you face so that they know that you are in need of support and help.
  • Accept help. It is likely that you have heard people say things like “if you need anything, let me know” or “is there something I can do for you?” frequently throughout your care journey. While it is easy to just brush these off as being polite, these people are likely genuinely asking if you need help and offering it to you. Be willing to accept it.
  • Ask for help. Take some time to write a list of everything that you need done for your parent, your children, your house, or yourself. Go through the list and identify the things that you know that you need to handle yourself. Once you know what things that you can delegate to others, try to identify the people who are most likely to be willing to do these things for you, and to do them well. When you are ready with your list, reach out to these people and ask for their help.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with your care tasks or simply feel that your parent would benefit from more care and assistance, home care may be the ideal solution. An in-home senior care services provider can be in the home with your aging loved one as often as is necessary to help them manage their needs and challenges in the way that is right for them. They can take on tasks that you are unable to handle or uncomfortable performing, reducing your stress and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of these tasks. They can also provide valuable companionship to your loved one that can keep their mind properly stimulated and support a more active, engaged, and enjoyable quality of life.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care in West Windsor NJ, please contact the caring staff at Alpine Home Care. In PA call 888-743-0068. In NJ call (855) 410-1404.