Caregiver in Fort Pierce FL
August 1st is the first day of National Simplify Your Life Week. It is time to let go of all unnecessary stressors and hold on to the things in life that are truly important. Most caregivers try to juggle doctor appointments, errands, the finances, and the daily needs of the elder. Trying to do it all will quickly lead to caregiver burnout, making it difficult to take care of their own responsibilities.
Now is the perfect time to simplify the senior’s life in order to give the caregiver more time for themselves and their own family. Here are 4 easy ways they can get back their life, while still caring for the elder.
- Take a good look at the medication. The senior may be taking numerous pills each day, but how many of them are necessary? Talk to the elder’s doctor to determine which prescriptions can be eliminated and which ones are important. Even if the doctor were to lower the dosage amount, this could definitely help the caregiver, since they are the ones who are responsible for reminding the elder to take them.
- Hire help. If you are feeling overwhelmed, there is no reason you can’t ask for some help. An in-home care aid is experienced in taking on caregiving responsibilities. By letting this person take over the care of your loved one, you will have more time to spend with your family or career. You may also want to consider hiring a bookkeeper to handle all of the elder’s finances. With all of the doctor bills, lab bills, insurance paperwork, and other bills that are beginning to pile high, having someone do it for you will be a huge relief. Bookkeepers are usually inexpensive to hire, but can be a huge asset.
- Keep their records organized. Having their insurance cards, medication list, family contact information, and pharmacy information in one place will make it easier to find when needed.
Simplifying the elder’s life is not essential, but will definitely make the life of the caregiver much easier. Try out these 4 ideas to relieve the stress in your life and begin to enjoy helping your loved one once again.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of caregiver services in Fort Pierce, FL or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Treasure Coast Home Health Care. Call today at 772-872-6983.
We are licensed by the Agency for Healthcare Administration in Florida. As a licensed nurse registry, we refer private duty caregivers to clients in need of personal care services and assistance with every day activities. We are providers of medical and non-medical health care services.
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