If your aging parent has recently suffered a traumatic brain injury one coping method that they may be recommended is joining a support group.
When used in combination with care from you, an elder care provider, and their medical team, a support group can offer a wide range of benefits that can not only help your parent through their recovery but also as they move forward with their “new normal” after their function or abilities are changed by the injury.
Some ways that participating in a support group can help your parent after they have experienced a TBI include:
-Giving your parent a place where they can express themselves openly and freely without worrying that they are burdening you or being overly dramatic
-Showing your parent that they are not alone and that there are others who are going through the same things as they are. This can reduce their feeling of isolation and give them more motivation to keep taking care of themselves
-Allowing your parent to get support and advice from those who have gone through the same things as they have. This can be particularly meaningful to them because they can see those who have experienced the same things and that have moved forward, showing them that there is more ahead
-Giving your parent the opportunity to offer advice and support to those who are just getting started on this journey, or who have not gone as far as they have. Not only will this help others, but it will also give your parent a boosted feeling as though they are important and having a meaningful influence on others
Starting elder care for your aging parent can be a fantastic way to enhance their quality of life, support their ongoing health and well-being, and encourage more independence and fulfillment as they age in place.
An elderly home care services provider can be with your aging parent on a schedule that is right for them and for you, allowing you to continue to give your parent as much care and support as you are able while also giving you more flexibility and freedom in your schedule to enable you to focus on your other obligations. This means that your parent will get everything that they need to stay healthy, happy, safe, and comfortable, and that you will experience less stress and a healthier lifestyle. Services the elder care provider can offer to your parent include safe and reliable transportation, assistance with activities of daily living, meal preparation, help with housekeeping tasks, mobility support, companionship, medication reminders, and more.
If you are considering hiring Elder Care in Garden City, MI, contact the caring staff at No Place Like Home Health, LLC today. Call (734) 259-4200.