What is the caregiver journey like?
“I wish I had a resource person or guide to point me in the right direction at the start of my caregiving journey”
The caregiver journey can be a rough road. That quote is from a caregiver survey done by the University of Alberta for research on the impact of caregiving on well-being, published in November of 2021. (https://rapp.ualberta.ca/snapshot-of-aging/).
Taking care of our loved ones is something that is natural. We all want those we love to be safe, warm, happy and cared-for. We want to remove, or at least reduce, their stress and anxiety when aging or health/mobility issues increasingly become the norm.
But caregiving takes a toll. It usually starts with just a few errands or a few hours per week, but this changes, creating a subtle, yet insidious demand on more and more of the caregiver’s time. As the time required for caregiving increases, it can affect all areas of our lives; time away from our careers, our spouses and children, time for our own errands and responsibilities, and time for our own recreation or hobbies that keep us healthy and balanced.
The end result can be an increased amount of stress and anxiety for the caregiver. Of course we want to manage the needs of our loved ones, even as these needs increase, but trying to do it all can result in short tempers, anger and resentment.
It doesn’t have to be that way! You can be the caregiver for your loved one, but turn the focus back to being the husband, or wife, or son, or daughter, or friend of the person needing the support.
Our years of experience walking in your shoes have resulted in the development of our comprehensive consultative process that ensures that a stable, yet flexible, aging plan is in place. Now you don’t need to spend hours chasing answers to those issues and problems that appear out of nowhere. We’ve already found the solutions to most of those problems.
“I wish I had a resource person or guide to point me in the right direction at the start of my caregiving journey”. That doesn’t have to be your story, and your caregiver journey doesn’t have to be so difficult. We are that resource, and we can help. Contact us to schedule your consultation or learn more about our current products and services.