Thousands of Americans feel worn out during the holiday season without wrapping one gift or attending one party. These done-in citizens are the family members who take care of aging parents or an ill spouse, relative or family friend every day, all year long. By December, many family caregivers feel so weary and overwhelmed with daily duties that the thought of idyllic families enjoying the holidays only adds sadness, depression and resentment. Instead of the last weeks of the year being filled with fond memory-making, many family in-home care providers struggle with feelings of “Bah! Humbug!” from being burdened and isolated from the rest of the celebrating world.
“The holidays are particularly challenging for family caregivers because they often feel torn between being there fully for their loved one and wanting to be free to enjoy festivities with family and friends,” said Kristen Carlson. “Fortunately, there are workable solutions so caregivers can do both and avoid extra stress and negative feelings that tend to surface during the holidays. When our staff assists a family with adult home care, we see firsthand how important it is for family caregivers not to feel alone or forgotten while the rest of the community celebrates the season.”
Right at Home (RAH) offers caregiving services for almost any family and practically any situation. RAH tailors their care to your unique situation through a Custom Care Plan. These individualized care programs are carried out through adult home care providers and include whatever your loved one needs from any of our care categories.
• Companionship can provide stimulation and a mood boost for your loved one
• Light Housekeeping services to keep your loved one’s home clean and safe
• Transportation to medical appointments, activities, hair appointments or wherever they need to go
• Grocery shopping: either with or without your family member including planning and preparation of nutritious meals
• Physical assistance such as bathing, dressing, shaving, transferring from bed to chair, incontinence care and toileting
Right at Home Greater Galveston was opened by Kristen Carlson in 2007 after seeing a need for patient-focused care in the Galveston County area. She promised her aunt, Estelle Greenwalt that she would be able to live “right at home” as she aged. Right at Home ‘s mission is to “improve the quality of life for those we serve.” Right at Home directly employs all caregivers, each of whom are thoroughly screened, trained, bonded and insured prior to entering a client’s home.
For more information or to set up a no-obligation home visit, please call 409-740-7400 or visit www.rahgalveston.com. Right at Home Central Houston can be reached at 713-838-0100 or online at www.houstonrah.com.