ElderCare at Home in Jupiter, Florida

ElderCare at Home in Jupiter, Florida

Family Caregivers Can Now Find Elder Care in Jupiter, Florida

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 3 in 5 unpaid individuals who care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease are women.[1] If this applies to you and if you have a husband in the Jupiter area, then ElderCare at Home hopes to help you.

Research shows that women are tasked with the burden of caring for a loved one a lot more than men, although men are increasingly becoming more involved.[2] [3] Women, however, still spend much more time being caregivers than men do on average.[4] Female caregivers have multiple obligations and roles to fulfill like being a mother, daughter, wife, and an employee at work. As a result, the stresses of caregiving can become overwhelming. The time investment and stress that are involved in caregiving can have negative consequences on physical and mental health. For instance, caregiver depression and anxiety can result from these stresses, which can lead to sleep loss, decreased energy, weight gain, mood disorders, and the list can go on. Although it has been said that female caregivers experience more “caregiver burden” than men do, recent research suggests there may not be a significant difference after all. Nevertheless, women still outnumber men as caregivers for family members.  On top of that, caregiving carries a lot of financial burdens with it.

Why there are gender disparities in family caregiving is a bit complicated but may boil down to three things: (1) personality traits, (2) the way society has brought us up, and (3) the kinds of roles we were accustomed to seeing as children. Societal pressures and gender stereotypes can have a powerful influence on the behaviors we adopt and actions we perform. But the buck does not stop there, many times our own personalities determine how we respond to stressful situations. For instance, if you are a naturally caring person who wants to try their best to help, then you may find yourself taking on the role of a family caregiver more than the next person. Even though there may not be huge differences between the stresses that men feel over what women feel, there are certainly more female caregivers in terms of numbers. So a disparity still exists. Whatever the case may be, the burden of caregiving should be alleviated as much as possible.

Finding elder care in Jupiter has become easier with the help of ElderCare at Home.

Elder Care in Jupiter Would Like to Help

By opening up our new Jupiter location, we are hoping to expand the help we give to South Florida. ElderCare in Jupiter refers professionally trained and qualified caregivers to families who need help. We do our best to find caregivers who will meet not just your personal caregiving needs, but who compliment the personalities of you and your loved one. We call this our Caregiver Match Guarantee. Finding elder care in Jupiter does not have to be a challenge anymore. If you are a caregiver and if you have an aging loved one who needs professional assistance, then please call us at 888-285-0093 or visit our website! We are here for you!

[1] Source: http://mybrain.alz.org/alzheimers-facts.asp

[2] These data refer to caregivers of people who have a mental illness

[3] Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4804270/

[4] Source: Ibid.

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