Words of Encouragement
If you know or are a family caregiver, you probably notice the toll it can take on emotional health and mental well-being. Sometimes you or your friend/family member may feel isolated and helpless. Today, we would like to share some things that might be helpful to hear. We want to let you know that you are not alone and we are here for you. If you aren’t a family caregiver but know someone who is, then can use these phrases as ideas to help support your friend or family member.
- “We think you’re amazing!” And aren’t just saying that. Consider all that you do and recognize that your role is no easy one. You are doing an amazing job, even during those times when it feels like you’re not. Challenges will arise, but you can get through them. Keep your head held high.
- “Let’s talk.” If you have a close and trusted friend or anyone close you can talk to, then remember that you can rely on them. Also, call our number below and we can provide you with resources to use so you can talk with qualified professionals for helpful advice.
- “How can I help?” Offering help can make the biggest difference sometimes. And this is a great way to show that you care.
- “I’m here if you need me.” Offer your availability to your friend if you notice that they really need help. Sometimes just being available to listen is enough.
- “I’m really sorry that you are going through this.” Acknowledging what your friend or family member is going through can mean a lot. Acknowledging someone’s feelings and experiences means that you take them seriously and that they’re worth your attention. This direct attention can make a big difference in someone’s day.
We are here if you need us, too! Please call ElderCare at Home at 888-285-0093 to learn about how we can help or the community resources to which we can refer you.