Senior Care Resources and Information in North Florida

Click Here to Fill Out the "Get Help" Form

For Senior Care Help Call Toll Free (888) 822-5211
Need Help for an Aging Veteran Call Toll Free (888) 858-2098

End of the Year Struggles to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care in Madison FL

When Jane was 82 years old she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Her family had talked to her about relying on professional care services, but she wasn’t too sure about it. She tended to be aAlzheimer’s-Care-Madison-FL relatively private person and having lived alone for the past 12 years since her husband passed away, she felt awkward asking for help.

In the beginning, Jane and her family had far more questions about Alzheimer’s and proper levels of care, than anything else. It was the questions and the unknown future that frightened Jane the most. As a result, her oldest daughter took it upon herself to provide the level of care and support she would need.

Jane’s daughter was working a full-time job and lived almost an hour away. She wasn’t able to be there every single day for her mother. Still, as the disease progressed, Jane required more and more assistance. For her daughter, she began providing this level of care in February and by the end of the year she was overwhelmed with stress and anxiety.

Jane’s family had always celebrated Christmas together. It had been a tradition since Jane’s children were quite young. They loved the camaraderie, family environment, and being able to share things that happened to each other throughout the year and special events they could reminisce about.

This year, however, Jane’s daughter was completely overwhelmed by everything going on, including trying to take care of her mother. The end of the year became an incredible struggle. Jane’s daughter had been having difficulties at work. She had been leaving early, coming in late, and spending too much time texting her sisters, talking to her mother, and doing more on company time.

Jane’s job was on the line. She had a lot to make up for in the final weeks of the year and that meant something had to give. For Jane, the solution was simple: she decided to look into professional home care services. Once she realized just how difficult caring for her had been for her daughter, she knew something had to change.

The end of the year can be stressful for a lot of people, and for those providing care and support to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, those struggles can be exacerbated. That’s why discussing the prospect of a professional care provider is a great option that can alleviate a tremendous amount of pressure and stress on the rest of the family.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care in Madison, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552, (GA) 229-236-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Brian Moran

Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.