Recognize the Signs of Needing a Caregiver
First, it is important to know what a caregiver is. A caregiver is an individual who regularly looks after a sick, elderly, or disabled person. Caregivers can be health professionals, family members, friends, social workers, or those from religious affiliations. This care can be given at home, in a hospital or other health care settings. It can be difficult to accept the fact that a loved one, or possibly you, need assistance. It is important to acknowledge the signs to protect you and those you love. Caregivers make life more manageable, enjoyable, and healthy.
Recognize the Signs.
Forgetfulness- A sign you or a loved one needs personal care can be an overall feeling of forgetfulness and confusion. This can create many other issues such as missing medications, doctors’ appointments, forgetting to pay bills, noticing mail pile up, a neglected household, and overlooking general safety concerns. Wandering is one of the most noticeable signs of forgetfulness.
Loneliness and/or Depression- A lack of interest and a feeling of loneliness can be helped by gaining a caregiver. Frustrations, social avoidance, and lack of energy affect lifestyles significantly. Changes in personality can be a sign of depression. Changes in appearance such as weight gain or loss, lack of effort, or any other drastic changes can also be sign.
Medical Issues Arise- Life can be made easier with a caregiver if there is a weekly/daily treatment needed, or if medical equipment is necessary to daily life. Some individuals notice signs of falling more often or bruising easily. New or worsening medical conditions should be monitored. If you or a loved one have weakened mobility, caregivers can be a necessary option for comfortable living.
Find a Caregiver.
There are many options in seeking a caregiver for you or your loved one. The first step is deciding whether home care or a living facility is the best option for your needs. There are many options for all types of care. E&S Home Care Solutions is based in New Jersey and can provide you with a Certified Home Health Aide for personalized in-home care. There are options worldwide depending on where you live and what treatment is needed.
Do You Want to Become a Caregiver?
The healthcare field is growing in demand and many schools provide certifications which only take a few weeks. E&S Academy provides training and employment opportunities after certification completion. You can take the first step to changing a life today.