Caring for a Loved One
Life. Easier. At Home.
Caring for a loved one is wonderful and overwhelming at the same time. We will focus on your needs, to ensure that you have all the tools needed to balance caring for a loved one while caring for yourself!
Caring for a loved one is sometimes planned, and other times happens in an instant as a result of an injury or illness. In either situation, it is important that you not forget to take care of yourself! You maybe thinking, “Easier said than done”.
The Reality of Caring for a Loved One
A caregiver is someone who provides assistance to another person. The assistance often starts with small tasks such as running to the store, picking up medications, or other local errands. Over time the demands can increase. Unpaid caregivers, such as family members, friends, and neighbors, are referred to as informal caregivers or family caregivers.
Family caregivers are heroes. As with other heroes, you sacrifice for others. You trade precious time, energy, and money to improve the life of your loved one. In addition, studies now show you are also sacrificing your health.
- Caregivers have increased blood pressure and insulin levels.
- Depression and psychological disorders are more common among caregivers than the general population.
- Senior caregivers have a higher mortality rate than their non-caregiving counterparts.
- Caregivers spend less time enjoying leisure activities.
Caring for a loved one often means you focus less on caring for yourself.
Commons Experiences and Frustations
Your situation is unique. Family caregivers do, however, share many common frustrations.
Time – You struggle to balance your family, career, and other commitments. You gave up on having a “social life” with friends a long time ago.
Information – The paradox of not knowing and having too much information dumped on you at one time is frustrating. You have specific questions, problems, and desires, but who can filter through all of the information to find the knowledge? Who should you listen to?
Money – What can you afford? What programs do you qualify for? What products and services will make life significantly easier and more comfortable? Most important, is there a qualified person out there who can give some advice? Is there anyone that is not affiliated with an insurance company, the government, or trying to sell me something?
You are not alone in these struggles.
We Share Your Goals
Rebuild Independence LLC was founded to help people struggling to live at home and their families. We are knowledgable about insurance, government assistance, and home healthcare providers. However, we work for you. We come to your home. We review the condition of your loved one. We evaluate the living environment. We work within the constraints of your budget and other available resources. Within hours, your questions can be answered, your concerns addressed, and your plan of action defined.
As a family caregiver, you are a hero. Your sacrifice is real. All heroes need support, knowledge, and equipment. Our Independent Living Specialists will be your support. Our knowledge is vast, and we will share it with you. We will help you select from an array of products and services to make life easier for both you and your loved one.
Why Choose Rebuild Independence?
Working with you in the privacy and safety of the home, we determine the best action plan for your loved one’s condition, environment, and budget.