This time of year is often thought of as a time to refresh your life and home; and if you're a caregiver, this may mean also putting some time and effort into cleaning your loved one's home. With this in mind, we at Concordia like to emphasize the importance of cleaning for the safety of our loved ones. Spring cleaning can help to avoid accidents from happening - whether it's replacing batteries in carbon monoxide detectors or de-cluttering your love one's home to avoid falls.
If you're beginning your journey as a caregiver for your loved one, you might be wondering what to expect and how to begin. Feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities that you'll be taking on is normal, but never forget about the rewards that you'll experience and the bonds that will get stronger between you and your loved one along the way.
As a family caregiver, you play a vital role in the life of your aging loved one—a role that can also be overwhelming, exhausting and sometimes thankless. Caring for a loved one is honorable and can be highly rewarding, but it's no secret that this great responsibility can also be physically and mentally draining.