‘Working from home’ for the Busy Caregiver near River Oaks, TX
October 5 through the 11th is National Work from Home Week and for the busy caregiver taking care of an elderly loved one, this may seem like an impossible situation. After all, providing home care for someone, regardless of whether it is a family member or a total stranger, will generally require the caregiver to visit the patient’s home on a regular basis.
If you are taking care of a family member, such as your aging parent, grandparent or other relative, then you may be spending a significant amount of time with them at their house. You also may be like millions of other home care providers who have full-time jobs and a number of other responsibilities going on.
This can complicate the care you provide for that individual. If you are working a full-time job and don’t get out until six or seven in the evening and then drive over to your loved one’s house to check on them and assist them with a variety of things, you might not get home until nine or 10 at night. Sometimes you may arrive home even later than that. You go to sleep and have to wake up at the crack of dawn or far earlier than that just so that you can go back and check on your loved one again.
Working from home may be an option for the busy caregiver. It all depends on the type of work he or she does as well as what their boss is willing or able to accommodate.
People who have desk jobs, answer phones, and do other administrative work may be able to perform that same job from the comfort of their home, even if it is only for a day or two every week.
If this is possible, then it would also be possible to do that work from the elderly loved one’s house. You, as a caregiver, would be able to go over to your loved one’s home and spend the day there working which would allow you the opportunity to support them throughout the day while also providing companionship for them.
You don’t have to talk and have a conversation all the time with someone to offer companionship. Sometimes just being there is more than enough.
It’s something to consider as a caregiver with a full-time job. Talk to your employer and find out about the prospect, maybe even several months into the future, of being able to work from home one or two days a week so that you can provide better care for your loved one. If it’s not possible, then you should seriously consider hiring a professional caregiver who can devote the proper amount of time and energy to the elderly individual so that they can continue to get the most out of life.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of caregiving services near River Oaks TX, please call the staff at New Frontier Home Care. We are available to answer your senior care questions! Call Today (832) 664-7394. Providing Care in Houston, River Oaks, The Heights, Memorial, Katy, Kingwood, Spring, Pearland, The Woodlands, Sugar Land & League City Texas.
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