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Find a Better Life Balance When Caring for Senior Parents

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Caring for senior parents is easier with a trusted care partner.

Are your senior parents in need of help at home? While providing that help, are you also trying to facilitate looking after children and family at home? If so, you are part of the sandwich generation – a demographic of people, commonly in their thirties or forties, who have found themselves responsible for raising their own children and caring for their aging parents. The to-do lists of today’s sandwich generation are loaded. Countless family caregivers not only work full-time, but are at the same time shuttling their children to and from activities and taking care of the needs of the household on top of their caregiving obligations. There are solutions to aid caregivers, however, and the initial step is becoming knowledgeable on how to make life more manageable.

At the risk of adding more to your already overflowing plate, give consideration to adding these items to your to-do list:

  • Have a family meeting.
  • Talk through the many different caregiving duties that need to be accomplished each day or week. Set common expectations of how these tasks of caregiving will be completed.
  • Get the facts to prevent surprises.
  • Talk with your senior parents about how they’re managing from a financial perspective, what their desires are for long-term care, and what plans they’ve made if they become sick or disabled.
  • Ask for assistance.

This is often the most difficult thing for a family caregiver to do, but it is without a doubt the most important. You can’t do everything without any help, and that’s alright! Call on resources such as the local Area Agency on Aging, a hospital social worker, a healthcare provider, or your religious organization. Also contact a local senior care provider, like New Horizons In-Home Care of Eugene, OR and the surrounding area to give yourself a break while making sure that your loved one is well cared for.

Above all, bear in mind that you don’t have to go it alone. New Horizons’ in-home care services can offer you the opportunity you need to relax and recuperate so you don’t become affected by sandwich generation caregiver burnout. Whether the need is for just several hours each week, full-time, live-in care, or something in between, our compassionate care staff can provide help with a vast range of home care needs: personal care, meal preparation, household chores, errand-running, transportation, or simply friendly companionship to take part in enjoyable conversations and pastimes.

Call us today at 541-687-8851 to learn more about our eldercare in Eugene and the surrounding area, and to find out how we can help you and your family.

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Customer Testimonials

J. M. May 4, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

Barbara W. February 2, 2020

Corvallis, Or Client
We are happy to have them because they do well. They come when they are supposed to and do what they are supposed to. They do things that we didn't know we needed. They assess the situation well and plan for the right care. They are very dependable and thorough and are very friendly and helpful. We're very satisfied.

Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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