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Caregiver Self-Care

Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home in Mesa AZ Loves to take the load off Family Caregivers when an

Elderly Loved One starts needing More Care!

When a loved one starts needing more care, it can be challenging to know what to do. Do you take care of them yourself? Have someone come into your home? Send them to Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home in Mesa Az?

These decisions have affected many families as they are faced with a loved one declining physically and mentally.

Many families will do their best to take care of their elderly loved ones needs in their home as long as possible. They may not want to leave their home or are really resistant to change. But taking care of someone can be exhausting and a full-time job. Whatever you decide to do, be a full-time caregiver, part time or occasional caregiver, Here are a Few Tips to Take Care of Yourself as you Take Care of Others:

Set Healthy Boundaries

When someone is struggling or in need of help, sometimes they can ask a lot of the people around them. If we don’t set healthy boundaries these requests might get out of hand and are really demanding. Especially if you are dealing with someone with dementia, they may get really picky or OCD about how they want something done or how often. Know your limits. It’s ok to say no, set boundaries and do what’s healthy for yourself as well.

Take care of your own physical body

In order to give the best care, you have to pour from a full cup. Draining yourself by giving everything you have without replenishing is not only unhealthy, but it will stall your abilities later. Take care of your body, get your sleep, feed yourself nutritious food and think about your own needs as well as the ones you are taking care of.

Get help when you need a break

Realize that there is always help and resources around you. Caregivers can come into your home or even friends and family can give you a much-needed break. Let family members and friends help with household chores, meal prep and anything else you can delegate. You don’t need to do everything on your own.

Having them move into Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home is an excellent option. Their care needs are covered and you can return to just being an adult child to your parent. Enjoy visiting them whenever you would like.

Give yourself credit

Remember to pat yourself on the back, give yourself grace, and realize the care you give makes a difference.Taking care of a loved one at home is a challenging job. We hope that you can have the time and energy you need to feel your best as you take care of others.

If you decide it’s time to have your loved one get more help, know that our home, Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home in Mesa AZ, is there waiting for your call!

The Fairbrook Grove Management Team


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