At Your Side Home Care Houston took part in the Tallowood Baptist Church Caregiver Fair on Thursday, July 19. Tallowood Baptist Church is located in the heart of the Memorial area in Houston and has a group specifically dedicated to serving and educating their congregation’s seniors.
At Your Side Home Care’s owner and administrator Donna Wrabel was the guest speaker for the event. Her talk “Help! I’m a Caregiver!” was educational, informative and empowering. There were nearly 100 seniors in attendance along with about 10 home care providers in the area.
Donna addressed the crowd to help them define what a caregiver is, especially a family caregiver, explored the roles and responsibilities of a caregiver and consider what it looks like to ask for help in caring for a family member or friend who can no longer completely care for themselves.
Donna addressed the changing roles. As your loved one begins to need assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming or showering, the role as son or daughter begins to morph into the role of caregiver.
At this point, it is ok to get help. You can get help from friends or family, from your local church community, from organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association () or from a licensed home care company such as At Your Side Home Care.
In fact, it is shown that family caregivers who identify as caregivers and seek help have lower stress levels and are less susceptible to health issues of their own.