Even though the ultimate goal is to increase health and safety for the aging adults they love, family caregivers, unfortunately, typically end up diminishing their own health in the process. The truth is, an incredible 94% of caregivers in a recently available study conducted by Ohio State University documented musculoskeletal pain in more than one part of their body – and 66% revealed that this pain is affecting their quality of life. And know that a “family caregiver” can be anyone in the family who helps out another person with daily activities.
At Amy’s Helping Hands, we know firsthand the amount of lifting, bending, and weight-bearing required in satisfying the care needs of a senior loved one, which is why each of our professional caregivers is well-trained in methods that safeguard both themselves as well as the loved one for whom they are providing senior care in the home. Injuries might result from even the most mundane of tasks that require more physical strength than you may realize: shopping and running errands, cleaning the home, performing laundry chores, cooking and especially transferring a senior loved one to a chair or bed.
To help family caregivers decrease the risk of injury, we offer the following recommendations:
Reach out to our Windsor-Essex home care professionals at 519.915.4370 to request an in-home consultation. We can perform a safety assessment of the house, furnish resources that will help in your caregiving journey, and provide the fully customized, senior care in the home that allows families the opportunity to simply enjoy quality time with the seniors they love.