Lots of caregivers are used to soldiering through situations on their own, but that can be a damaging way to be a caregiver. Learning how to depend on other people isn’t easy, but it might be something that you have to do in order to be the caregiver you want to be.
Not Everyone Has Family and Friends Who Can Help
Very often caregivers are doing everything because they don’t have friends and family who can help out. That doesn’t mean that you have to be completely on your own, though. There are other options, like hiring elder care providers. Sometimes, though, it’s more than just not having anyone who can actually help you that is the big problem.
Having Help from Other People Isn’t a Bad Thing
Needing help isn’t a bad thing at all, but it can feel like a personal failing on your part. You probably tell your senior that it’s okay to accept help more often than you realize, and likely because she’s reluctant to accept help from you and from others. It’s a tough lesson to learn. You don’t get more points as a caregiver because you did more on your own than other caregivers did. You can accept help and still be an awesome caregiver.
Your Emotional Well-being Is Important, Too
There’s more to it than just learning to accept help, especially for you as a caregiver. There’s the burn-out factor and whether you’re pushing yourself too hard on every level. Having help from elder care providers means that it’s far less likely that you’re going to push yourself to the brink. Once you do go there, it’s difficult if not impossible to come back.
Respite Care Helps Your Senior, Too
Respite time helps your elderly family members just as much as it helps you. Everyone needs a break now and again, even from the people that they love and rely on daily. Your senior needs to know that she can trust other people, too, which can make a variety of situations easier on both of you as her needs change even further.
You can try to do it all on your own, but you might regret that decision a lot faster than you think. Being a caregiver isn’t about running yourself into the ground just to help your elderly family members. It’s about being able to be there for your senior as a whole and capable caregiver.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Health Care Bryn Mawr, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care.
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Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.