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Caregiver 911: When the Pressure’s Too Much, Help is Just a Phone Call Away

Caregivers in Seattle Washington Can Get Help with Just a Phone Call

caregivers seattle waAt this point in time, everyone knows to dial 911 during an emergency situation. When you are a caregiver, where do you turn when you feel that the pressure of the job is becoming too much?

There are millions of elderly individuals in the United States alone who require some type of assistance on a regular basis. The vast majority of people end up relying on family members as their home care providers. Many of the family members take on this role out of a sense of responsibility or duty, or simply feel guilty if they refuse their aging parent, grandparent, or even their sibling.

However, with more and more people needing to work just to keep their families afloat, keep a roof over their head, and be able to enjoy time together, the pressure continues to increase with regard to being a home care provider for a loved one.

You may have a full-time job, a part-time job, a few jobs, children to raise, community work that you enjoy doing, and other responsibilities. As a result, your life as a caregiver may become even more pressure filled, so what is the solution?

You can’t pick up the phone and dial 911 and tell the emergency services operator that you are overwhelmed by being a home care provider for your aging mother or father. There may be certain support groups and organizations where you can connect with other home care providers, share ideas, and learn new strategies that can help, but that isn’t going to eliminate the stress that you feel as a caregiver.

The emergency phone number that you should contact would be a home care agency operating within your elderly loved ones area.
Home care agencies provide in-home care providers for a wide range of services. Some focus on healthcare, such as a visiting nurse or physical therapists, but the majority of them also include home care aides (or primarily focus on these in-home care providers).

Speak to your elderly loved one about the prospect of hiring a professional home care provider through an agency. These experienced professionals can help the elderly individual get involved in activities once again, pursue new interests, and feel better about themselves, their abilities, and much more. They can also offer you, the family caregiver, a much-needed break.

You can even hire a professional caregiver through a home care agency for just one or two days a week, even for just a couple of hours each day. As you can see, help is just a phone call away.

If  you or an aging loved one are considering hiring a caregiver in Seattle, WA, call Guest Home Care. Speak with our compassionate staff about your needs. Call today (425) 268-7988.

Bruce Guest