Senior helpers in home elder care of des moines, iowa, presents top ten caregiving resolutions of 2012
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Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston and Ankeny areas. We offer extensive in-home care ...

Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston and Ankeny areas. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national background check.

If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Polk County IA and Dallas County IA, we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderly loved ones' continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit http:/seniorhelpers.com/location/1906.

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Senior helpers in home elder care of des moines, iowa, presents top ten caregiving resolutions of 2012 Senior helpers in home elder care of des moines, iowa, presents top ten caregiving resolutions of 2012 Document Transcript

  • Senior Helpers in Home Elder Care of Des Moines, Iowa, Presents TopTen Caregiving Resolutions of 2012Baby Boomers Are Making a List of Resolutions and Checking It Twice(Des Moines, Iowa)– January 2012 – One in three people will be making a New Year’sresolution during that sixty second descent of the crystal ball in Times Square. In fact, studiesshow *that those who make resolutions are ten times more likely to successfully change theirbehavior. This year, Senior Helpers, one of the largest in-home care agencies in the nation, isasking all caregivers to make a New Year’s Resolution list and check it twice!“Once that countdown is over, 10,000 people will officially hit senior status each day of theNew Year,” says Brian Hilgenberg with Senior Helpers of Des Moines, Iowa (IA). “That meansmany adult children will suddenly find themselves taking on a new role as caregiver for theiraging parent/s. We’re encouraging all caregivers, families, and professionals to take a momentof reflection for the New Year and write down their ‘top ten caregiving resolutions.’ Somethingas simple as writing down their goals for the New Year really can help them cope emotionallythrough this challenging stage in their lives.”Research reveals* that the readiness to change is the single best predictor when it comes towhether your New Year’s resolutions will be successful. Family caregiving has become so mainstream that many Baby Boomers are working an average of more than 20 hours/week,OUTSIDE of their normal 40 hour work week. The individual feeling most of this stress is oftenthe middle-aged, eldest daughter, who is also working. If you’re feeling the stresses ofcaregiving, here are some resolutions Senior Helpers recommends.Senior Helpers’ Top 10 Caregiving Resolutions: 1. I am doing my best – no one is perfect – and I won’t allow myself to drown in guilt. 2. Receiving advice from others only makes me stronger, not weaker. It’s okay to ask friends and family, or agencies like Senior Helpers, for guidance. 3. I promise to take care of myself and my health, and to not cancel doctor appointments. 4. I promise to make time for myself, alone. And I won’t hesitate to ask for help to achieve that or feel guilty about it. 5. I will say “no” to requests when I feel my schedule is too full for one more thing. 6. I will always keep in mind that the senior I care for did not choose their illness or disability. 7. I will reach out for help if I feel caregiver burnout or signs of depression. 8. I will make time for my own family members – they’re important too. 9. I will remind myself that the healthier and happier I am as an individual, the better caregiver I will be. 10. If I’m having a tough day, I will slow down, back up, and try again.“We believe one of the most important resolutions listed above is for caregivers to not beafraid to reach out for help,” says Hilgenberg. “Six months into the New Year, only **46% ofpeople are still making good on their promises. Senior Helpers can help you keep yourcaregiving resolutions. In-home care isn’t just for full time senior clients…we’re also here tohelp give caregivers a break, even if it’s just for two hours at a time.”
  • Senior Helpers in Home Elder Care of Des Moines, Iowa, Presents TopTen Caregiving Resolutions of 2012Sources: *American Psychological Association, **Yahoo News!, Health Magazine, NationalAlliance for CaregivingDid You Know? • . . . . . .72% of family caregivers report not going to the doctor as often as they should; 55% say they skip their own doctor appointments. • . . . . . .40% of caregivers who work full time report missing work on a regular basis due to the health needs of an elderly loved one. • . . . . . .17% report their health has gotten worse as a result of family caregiving. • . . . . . .23% of those providing care for family members for five or more years report health as fair or poor.Media Contact: Brian Hilgenberg, 515-251-7444, bhilgenberg@seniorhelpers.comFor more information about Senior Helpers, please visit:http:/seniorhelpers.com/location/1906About Senior Helpers:Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in the Des Moines,West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston and Ankeny areas. We offer extensivein-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignitythat goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers allof whom pass a national background check.If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Polk County IA and Dallas County IA,we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionatechoice for your elderly loved ones continued independent living. We promise we will do ourbest to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit:http:/seniorhelpers.com/location/1906.