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Has Stress Negatively Impacted Your Care Efforts?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | April 19, 2018

Elder Care in Lorton VA: Caregiver Stress Tips

Stress is a reality of life. It is simply part of living whether you are a family caregiver or not. If you are caring for an elderly adult however, you are not only more likely to experience stress, but to suffer potentially serious consequences as a result of that stress.

 

Elder Care in Lorton VA: Caregiver Stress Tips

Elder Care in Lorton VA: Caregiver Stress Tips

 

The effects of stress can be extensive and impact your mind, your body, and your quality of life. This does not just put your own well-being at risk, however. It can also threaten the care efforts that you give your parent. Recognizing when your efforts might have been negatively affected by your stress is critical to taking the steps you need to in order to ensure you can control your stress and give you senior the care they need.

Some signs that your stress may have negatively impacted your care efforts include:

  • Feeling reluctant to go to your parent’s home
  • Having bitter or resentful thoughts about your aging parent or the care efforts that you need to give them
  • You feel too tired or physically drained to fulfill care tasks for your parent
  • You find yourself upset or overwhelmed frequently while you are caring for them
  • You do not complete tasks as effectively or completely as you usually do, or you do not put as much effort into the success of these care tasks
  • You find yourself snapping or lashing out at your parent frequently
  • You have gotten sick more frequently and not been able to be with your parent to care for them

 

How can elder care help?

Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult can be extremely meaningful and fulfilling, but it can also be stressful. Trying to manage all of your parent’s needs as well as those of your children, your marriage, your home, your career, and any other obligations can make you feel overwhelmed and as though you are always trying to finish more than you have the time to do. Fortunately, home care can be there for you.

An in-home care provider can step in to fill care gaps, manage potentially sensitive tasks that your parent or you are not comfortable with you handling, provide additional support and companionship, and give your parent the personalized services that they need to have the highest quality of life as they age in place. As their caregiver this will ease your stress, give you more time, and allow you to focus on all of the responsibilities of your life in the ways that are right for you and for your parent.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Elder Care in Lorton, VA, please contact the caring staff at BrightHope Home Care and Senior Care today.
Call us at 703-595-2878  ~ We serve all of Northern VA.

 

Source:
Stress.org
Caregiver.org

 

As a physician who lives and serves in Northern Virginia, I have come to know several people who at some time in their life needed home care services. In my office I hear stories of good and bad experiences and I desired to offer something better – a company that would serve as a blessing to the clients we serve by providing them with reliable, quality, and compassionate care. Having served as a primary care physician, I understand the needs of patients and their family who often times do not have the assistance they desperately need. So I have created a company that delivers on providing peace of mind, recovery time, a lending hand, a stress free environment, and a constant companion.

As a native of the Washington, DC, I have truly enjoyed working in this area and volunteering my time in a variety of social and civic organizations in DC, MD and VA. I feel is it important to give back to your community and be of service to others.

I also believe in the importance of living healthy and having emotional stability and peace of mind. As a local physician and health coach I will add a sense of confidence, trust, and expertise unlike any other home care agency.

I work hard everyday at Brighthope Homecare to do what I do best – care for those in need and make a positive impact in the lives of our clients!

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