Personalized Home Care in Houston Texas

A Checklist for the Modern, Busy Family Caregiver

Caregivers in Katy TX

Caregivers in Katy TXDo you have a checklist for certain aspects of your life? You might have developed a sort of checklist when you were raising children. Each morning, while helping them get ready for school, you made sure they were wearing adequate clothing, had their lunch or lunch money, and had their school books and other supplies ready to go. As a family caregiver, stress is probably taking control of your life, which makes it easier for you to overlook some simple things.
If you are not quite sure what you’re doing half the time, if the stress is creating a lot of pressure and even mistakes in your life, here’s a five item checklist that can help you determine whether stress is simply too much and whether or not it’s time to consider home care support services to at least help.

Do you have time?

Do you have time to do various things you need to do? Do you have time for work? Do you have time to take care of your house? Do you have time to exercise and prepare healthy meals? If you don’t have time for the things that are most important, whatever you’re doing for this family member is putting you second.

Are you rushing around?

If you have a tendency to move faster, drive faster, and rush up and down the stairs, you’re increasing the risk of getting involved in a serious accident.

Are you having difficulty sleeping?

If it takes you a long time to settle down and fall asleep at night, if you wake up several times during the night and have difficulty falling back to sleep, that’s a problem. If you’re not getting adequate sleep every night, you won’t be able to focus and you will probably be experiencing a shorter temper.

Is work being affected?

If you have a job, a career, how is it going? Are you beginning to show up late, leave early, and take longer lunch breaks? Maybe you are. If your work life, your career, is being impacted negatively by your work as a family caregiver, that can lead to some serious issues in other aspects of your life.

Can you spend time with loved ones?

Are you married? Do you get to spend time with your spouse? What about friends and other loved ones? If you haven’t really spent quality time with these individuals who mean so much to you, when is that going to end?
A home care aide can help you as a family caregiver and when they do, it will help to alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in Katy, TX, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

For most of us, the word "home" evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.

Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.

Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week