Home Instead Sheffield’s Tips to Coping as a Carer

Home Instead's top tips to coping as a carer
Home Instead's top tips to coping as a carer

People become carers for different reasons. They can be thrust into it through a loved one becoming sick, or they could become a professional carer because they love making a difference to people’s lives.

Caring for others has it’s challenges therefore Home Instead Senior Care Sheffield have provided some top tips on how to be the best carer you can be.

1)      Help them feel good: A new haircut or item of clothing can do wonders for your loved one’s confidence and self-worth, so don’t forget to treat them every now and again.

2)      Be patient:  It can often take time to get into a consistent care routine. Keeping calm and patient will allow this to happen whilst also respecting your loved one’s dignity and independence.

3)      Accept that they have changed:  The person you care for is unlikely to be the person you know them to be. Accepting this change will help you to stay in the here and now and give the best care possible.

4)      Take a guilt free break:  Allowing yourself some alone time to unwind a few times each month will help you to recognise and provide a much better quality of care.

5)      Accept help: In order to properly take care of someone else, you need to also be able to take care of yourself. When people offer to help you, it’s okay to accept it.

I welcome any suggestions for future topics from you all. All you have to do is write to me at bryn.evans@homeinstead.co.uk or by post to 6 Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL.

If you think caring for others could be the perfect part time role for you, do not hesitate to call us on 0114 250 7709 or apply online through our vacancies page!

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