The aging of the baby boomer generation has led to more people caring for family members. There have been many attempts to make the population more aware of the risk of ?caregiver burnout? that can plague those who care for aging parents and other relatives.
Those who provide in home assistance do have some forms of relief available to them. The technology boom continues to offer devices that can be used to a caregiver?s advantage.
Medical alert devices have been available for years and can be easily arranged for the senior in your care.? With computer connected cameras a caregiver can keep a close eye on a senior even when they aren?t in close proximity. These cameras can be linked to cell phones, tablets and computers and may relieve some of the time pressures and anxiety that occurs when caregivers are not at the home of their loved one.
One of the easiest ways for a caregiver to relieve the stress involved with their duties is to enlist the help of a home health aide.? A senior care nurse can visit the home and take over essential aspects of care like medication management and meal preparation.? Regular visits from a specially trained senior care provider can ease a great deal of the burden associated with providing in home care and work to minimize the chances for caregiver burnout.