Back to School Time May Mean Added Stress. Here’s How We Can Help!

Aug 11, 2021 | Aging Life Care, Caregiver

August is here, and that means the back-to-school rush is starting to ramp up.

With the start of the school year only a few weeks away, now is the time to begin school supply shopping, keep up with required school forms and even get your child’s bedtime routine back on schedule. Once the school year begins, your attention will likely shift to chauffeuring your children between school and practices along with the usual responsibilities of being a parent.

For any parent, these are a lot of responsibilities to juggle. For those who are also caregivers to their aging parents, the stress of having to spin so many plates at once is a lot to bear. Enter, The Option Group and its services!

How Can the Option Group Help Family Caregivers?

Custom Service

Care management services can include a variety of things, from assessing nursing homes to choosing the right physical therapist. A key component for older adults is care coordination, which ensures each patient’s specific needs are identified and met on time.

In order to ensure we meet our client’s needs, we start with a thorough assessment. This assessment identifies your loved one’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Once we learn more about your loved one and your family, we create a comprehensive care plan to address both their short-term and long-term needs.

Healthcare Advocacy

In our highly fragmented healthcare system, communications among providers are difficult. We not only ensure clear communication between patients, providers, and family members, we supervise the care, advocate for the patient at all times, and guide clients through the entire process.

How Can You Tell Whether It’s Time for Lifecare Management Services?

Caregivers are at increased risk for burnout. As you navigate through the coming weeks, be sure to keep a close eye out for the following symptoms of caregiver burnout:

  1. Feeling helpless or hopeless
  2. Using sleep medications or alcohol excessively
  3. Changes in your sleep patterns
  4. Changes in your appetite or weight (increasing or decreasing)
  5. Feeling irritable 
  6. Emotional or physical exhaustion 
  7. Persistent sadness
  8. Withdrawal from family and friends
  9. Losing interest in activities and hobbies that you used to enjoy

You deserve to enjoy your life in the same way that your aging loved one does. If these symptoms are starting to accumulate, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to see how our team can help!

Avoid Back to School Stress with The Option Group

If you’re looking into options to discover the best care plan available for your senior loved one, contact us online or give us a call at the location nearest you. Our dedicated care professionals have 25 years of experience as trusted counselors and nurses and can advise in helping you find strong solutions.