Sometimes caring for someone at home can be challenging. Below are a few advice topics, but don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you would like some one-to-one support, advice or even just a chat.
- Make sure you take care of yourself too. Sometimes this may not feel like your top priority, but it is important that you are in good health and happy to be able to provide support for your loved one
- Look out for signs of stress. Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives, but recognising it is the first step to beating it. Speak to your GP if you are getting regular headaches, tiredness and poor concentration, aches and pains, breathlessness and feeling dizzy, changes in appetite, changes in sleeping patterns, tearfulness, anxiety, anger, loneliness or feelings of panic.
- Talk. Talking to others will ease the pressure from you emotionally, but also if you direct your questions and concerns towards those who can help, for example, a Support Worker, doctor or counsellor, then they can give practical, emotional and/ or financial advice to help you.
- If you are unsure of who to ask for help, give us a call on 01603 219924 and we can talk you through your options. There may be support available for you that you didn’t know about.