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Providing Home Care in Highland, Utah
and Surrounding Communities
801-427-ROSE (7673)

Is Your Aging Family Member’s Health Damaging Your Own Well-Being?

Being a family caregiver may be one of the best things that you’ve ever done, but it can also cause you quite a bit of personal pain. Taking care of your aging adult can sometimes mean that you become overwhelmed with the demands of your own life.

 

Homecare in Saratoga Springs UT: Caregiver Well-Being

Homecare in Saratoga Springs UT: Caregiver Well-Being

 

You’re Putting Important Decisions off Indefinitely

It’s important for you to remember that in addition to caring for your elderly family member, you have your own life, too. If you’ve been putting off important decisions that you need to make for yourself or you’ve been simply ignoring them, that’s dangerous for you. Address important issues quickly so that your needs are met.

 

Chores and Tasks for Your Own Life Are Piling Up

You’re probably already aware that seeing your aging family member’s bills, tasks, and household chores piling up can be a sign that she’s having trouble. Believe it or not, the same is true for you. Take a good look at your own situation and determine if you’ve been letting those items pile up. Tackle them now and get caught up.

 

You’re Feeling a Mix of Paralyzing Emotions

So many of the emotions that you might feel as a caregiver can be paralyzing for you, especially when they show up together. Feeling helpless, confused, or even hopeless about your situation can keep you from taking action when you really need to do so. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your emotions, find a way to break through that barrier. One excellent way is by talking with an experienced counselor or therapist whom you trust.

 

You’ve Developed Conflicts or Gaps in Your Relationships

Your own personal relationships are your support network. These people that you love and care about may be the same people that suddenly rub you the wrong way or that you feel don’t understand you and your situation. Do what you can to repair those relationships. Often taking care of yourself better can help you to see where those gaps and conflicts are, making them easier to fix.

These types of signs are a strong indication that you need to take some respite time for yourself. Hire elderly care providers or ask other family members to step in while you take care of yourself.

 

Are you or a loved one considering homecare in Saratoga Springs, UT? Please talk to the friendly staff at December Rose Senior Care at Home.
Providing Home Care in Highland, Utah and Surrounding Communities. 801-427-ROSE (7673)

 

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Alan and Stephanie Jones, Owners

December Rose Senior Care is a local in-home care agency owned and operated by Alan and Stephanie Jones in Highland, Utah. While both Alan and Stephanie bring professional and practical experience to their business, it has been the fulfilling and educational aspects of assisting their parents through the aging process as well as raising their five children that encouraged them to start a personal care agency. In particular it was the humbling experience of caring for a special needs son and moving a parent from in-home care to assisted living that helped them realize there are many families who are caring for loved ones that need help. Their desire is to combine these experiences with over twenty years of medical sales and marketing, eleven years working with senior and elder populations among our Veterans and Native Americans, serving on multiple school boards and local legislative roles, to develop in-home care that exceeds expectations and honors seniors as the foundation of this country.
In their spare time, Alan and Stephanie are all about family and enjoy So. California beach vacations, watching their children’s sporting events, reading, participating in church and community activities, watching favorite shows together, participating in Boy Scouts, running and yoga.