If you’re caring for a senior parent, you may feel frazzled as you juggle caregiving duties with work, parenting and managing your own household. If you’re a caregiver, you spend an average of 20 hours per week caring for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member. As your parent grows older, caregiving can quickly turn into a full-time duty requiring 40 or more hours per week.
Under even the best of circumstances, caregiving can disrupt your usual work and social life, sleep habits, exercise routine, household duties and finances. Eventually it can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. After all, you can’t be on-call 24/7. And you still want to preserve the relationship with your parents as a family mamber, not purely a caregiver.
More than 1 in 10 PEOPLE have become family caregivers of loved ones with chronic illnesses. Of these caregivers, many spend, on average, almost 20 hours a week - in addition to an outside job - caring for elderly parents.
These adults recognize that their work can be overwhelming and consuming, especially over time. But as the population ages, the number of family caregivers continues to increase. People who do not want their parents to have to leave their home, even when they face the difficulties associated with aging.
How to deal with problems
No matter how well intentioned, thoughtful and loving the relationship between an aged parent and an adult, the emotional toll can be high. The effect of helping loved ones stay at home involves not only the risk of social isolation and competition demands on time, but also increased stress.
How SERENA LIFE can help
VIDA SERENA's compassionate, qualified and tested caregivers provide relief for everyone in the family.
Personalized care plans
A care plan tailored to your specific needs can include anything from medication to dressing assistance and wheelchair transfers. VIDA SERENA offers a variety of services that allow you and your loved one to choose what best suits your specific needs: activities according to your needs, Planning, preparation and cleaning of nutritious meals Active thinking and memory care, Medication Assistance with morning and afternoon routines Assistance in the bath Friendly conversation, emotional support, laundry, bed linen change, light exercise, bathing, dressing and grooming aid.