Caregiving has many faces. An adult child who oversees a parent’s well being from another state is a long-distance caregiver. You may be a caregiver to a spouse, parent, sibling, or other loved one. Your caregiving role may be a warm, fuzzy hour voluntarily offered, or a 24/7 role that becomes emotionally draining and physically exhausting.
SeniorAge helps link caregivers to information about available services, provides assistance in gaining access to services in your community, and provide opportunities for respite care. The most important consideration for a caregiver is taking care of your own need for social stimulation, emotional support, physical relaxation, and restoration. Failing to meet your needs is not a horrible sacrifice. You are an ailing spouse’s greatest asset. Recognize your needs and put them high on your list of priorities.
Respite is care provided to a loved one which allows the caregiver time to attend to personal needs.
Private Pay Options
If you can afford to increase your comfort as you age, give yourself permission to do so.
Independent Provider List
SeniorAge maintains a list of independent providers offering in-home help in the Greene and Christian county areas.