When you hear the word caregiver, what image comes to mind? If you are like most people, then you probably picture someone helping an elderly person. But, did you know that caregivers can help people of all ages with activities of daily living? There are many reasons people may need help from a caregiver. They just aren’t the top reasons most people think of.
Here are a few ways caregivers can help people of all ages…
If someone has suffered from a severe injury, stroke, or had surgery and wants to recover at home, then a caregiver can be a great help. They can help with bathing, dressing, meal prep, and more. This way, people can have some stability and comfort of being in their own homes.
Extra hand around the house
You want home-cooked meals or chores done, but you don’t have the energy to do it because you are caring for your elderly loved one. Caregivers can help grocery shop, prepare meals, do laundry or light housekeeping. It is ok to ask for help. We don’t have to do everything ourselves.
Support during cancer treatment and recovery
A person undergoing chemo and/or radiation for breast cancer or other cancers has a lot of doctor appointments. If they don’t have family or friends that live nearby, then hiring a caregiver to help with transportation, medication reminders, errands and/or meal prep is so helpful.
Caregivers can help take some of the burden off those who are full-time caregivers for a loved one. If you are the primary caregiver for your spouse who is disabled, and you need some time off, a professional caregiver would be a great solution. Or, if you have an infant or child who is sick and needs care 24/7, caregivers can help.
It takes a village
As you can see, caregivers can be a great support system for people of all ages. It is ok to ask for help. It takes a village, right? If you are in the Phoenix metro area and find yourself or a loved one in need of a caregiver, we would love to help you. Feel free to explore our list of services and contact us anytime at 480-941-0200.