Nursefinders, Inc., one of the nation’s largest medical staffing and home care staffing companies, invites you to “Share the Care” this month during National Caregivers Month. “We want to remind family caregivers that they are not alone in their struggle to take care of elderly or disabled family members and that help is available,” said Bob Livonius, Nursefinders CEO.
“The aspects of 24/7 home care can easily become overwhelming for family members. They often do not realize the extent of care and supervision required when volunteering to look after another family member, especially someone who may require constant supervision and care,” said Pamela Wendt, RN, Chief Nursing Officer of Nursefinders.
“We see direct home care staffing as an area where we can provide a much needed service to family caregivers,” said Wendt. “By arranging for some time off for themselves, many family caregivers can continue in their role without endangering their own health or emotional well-being.”
Studies published by the National Family Caregivers Association show that often-times those who volunteer for family caregiver roles are too busy as caregivers to look into outside resources that are available. For some, the notion of embarking on a process to identify help may be viewed as overwhelming. The perceived difficulty of trying to bring a new caregiver up to speed to care for their family member may prevent a family from asking for help.
“At Nursefinders we truly applaud all family caregivers. We know how difficult their roles can be and want them to feel comfortable in calling on us to help them from time to time,” Wendt said. “It is easy for overachievement and loyalty to actually stand in the way of asking for or accepting help, even when it is obviously needed.”
When you need some help in caring for your loved ones, don’t hesitate to call Nursefinders or visit www.nursefinders.com. To obtain more information from the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), visit www.thefamilycaregiver.org, their official web site.
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers.
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