Many of us find ourselves, at one point or another in our lives, becoming a primary caregiver for our parent or loved one. Oftentimes, our loved one’s disease process is long. Sometimes we find ourselves providing increasingly more care and assistance over the course of many years. When we become so responsible for the wellbeing of another it is common to lose sight of our own needs. We pour from our own cup all day, everyday, and while this can work for diagnoses that last days or a month in duration, it can be nearly impossible to keep this up for many months or many years.
For our senior loved ones, preserving independence can seem like an uphill battle. At Senior Helpers, instead of focusing on independence, we focus on autonomy, and we see a better and more positive result from both the seniors we care for and their families.