A time will come in our lives when we will be our loved one’s caregiver. For some, this can be a temporary role, while for others, this role is long-term, especially when it has to do with their elderly loved ones in need of care and assistance for the remaining years of their lives.
Whether it’s your first time or not, there are principles of excellence that we would like to share with you as these are also practiced in our In-Home Care Agency in Arizona. We hope these principles can shed hope on your struggles and issues on being a caregiver for your loved one. Always know that you’re not alone in this journey.
- Give all your time.
In the real-life picture of caregiving, it’s not really possible for you to care for them ALL THE TIME. For one, you also need to rest and regain your physical strength. However, it’s a key principle that when your turn to care for them comes, be totally present with your loved one. For instance, don’t rush in assisting their baths or changing their clothes. Take your time as this can also be instrumental for you to bond closer with your family member.
- Think about the whole family.
When you’re caring for your loved one, remember that you’re not only serving them but also your whole family. In fact, you’ve got your whole family at your back. This thought can keep you going knowing that you’ve also helped the whole household with your quality service.
- Always be ready to respond.
Your loved one, especially as they age, will have more and more care needs. When you’re there to assist them, exercise sensitivity and initiative when responding to their needs even when they’re unable to say these. As providers of quality Personal Care Services in Scottsdale, Arizona, we always see to it that the care needs of our clients are first so that we can respond to them immediately.
- Be compassionate.
At times, this character can seem to be extremely needed. Still, strive to care with utmost compassion remembering that your loved one deserves every quality service they need. It’s interesting to note though that just when you think you’ve run out of love or compassion; you discover some more to give for your loved one. Caregiving can bring out that kind of best in you.
- Relate with them as a person.
As fellow Caregivers in Arizona, we also recognize that caregiving is not a walk in the park. There will be tempting times when you see your loved one as another task to finish or responsibility to bear. This mindset can bring in resentment, which is not healthy for both of you. To overcome this, strive to look at them as a person and a fellow human. Interact with them, eat with them, and even, laugh with them.
And when you need extra hands to assist, we’re always ready at Home With Help.