Are You a Family Caregiver? You Need to Read This.
Mom was always independent. Even when she had dad around, she accepted the challenges that life tossed her way with grace and dignity. But after a few years living on her own after dad died, even simple things seemed to weight heavy on her. Doing the cleaning, remembering to put the trash out, cooking her famous meatloaf—tasks like these that never made her skip a beat before, but as the months wore on the little things gave her more and more trouble, as if she were walking up a hill that grew steeper with each step. Even though her troubles came about slowly, it was apparent when I began caring for her that all the times I had helped her before had not prepared me for the demands that around-the-clock attention were going to require.
I was in over my head, and I felt isolated because I didn’t know where to turn for help.
Why Granny NANNIES?
Does the above sound familiar? If you are one of the tens of millions of Americans caring for a sick or aging loved one, it probably does. Most people who become caregivers for a loved one have absolutely no experience with providing personal care, and that lack of experience can take its toll when the time comes. Choosing to take care of a family member is a bigger commitment than many people realize, especially when they choose to go it alone.
We should know. Granny Nannies has been providing professional care services for all ages and levels of care for nearly 30 years. Our experienced professional Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides provide one-on-one care that assisted living communities can’t match. Since our founding in 1990, we have made sure to only hire qualified people who care.
During our hiring process, we verify that our nurses have:
- the necessary training, licenses, and experience.
- clean background checks.
- the strength and health to perform the job.
- certification in CPR.
- authorization to work in the U.S. as an American citizen or as a foreign citizen with the proper paperwork.
- training in specialty concentrations such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s cases.
Quality of life is everything—for our patients and their families. In-home care gives ill and aging patients the independence and support they need to live happy, healthy lives, all from the comfort of their own homes. Their families can finally rest knowing that someone is there to look after their loved one.
Are you ready to ask for help? If you or a loved one needs help with daily living or health monitoring, our CNAs and HHAs are on call 24 hours a day all week long. Our promise to you is this: we will treat you and your loved one with respect and dignity while the care you need. We strive to uphold the standards that Granny Nannies was founded upon in 1990. Call us at 1-800-316-2669 or fill out our form today for a free in-home consultation.
Becoming a caregiver can happen in an instant. It can also take years before your loved one needs around-the-clock help. Either way, most of us are not equipped with the knowledge or skills to meet the demands that full-time (or even part-time) caregiving requires.
If you are struggling to care for a loved one and are not sure whether in-home care is right for you, take a moment to read our most recent blog. We can help make the decision easier for you.
Thanks for reading,