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Support for Parents and Caregivers

Caregiver in Linden NJ

Becoming a family caregiver for your aging parent is a tremendous commitment. You will be rewarded with incredible moments of insight and beauty while experiencing some profound moments of loss. Navigating this new role will be a challenge for both you and your parent. Getting some help along the way from those that have traveled this path before you can help tremendously.Caregiver-in-Linden-NJ

Support Groups

Support groups come in a vast array of subjects and types. They can be disease management support groups such as Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease or Diabetes to emotional support groups such as Depression to habit control groups as with smoking and drinking cessation groups. In addition to these are support groups for those going through radiation, chemotherapy, vision loss and chronic pain. If there is an issue you need support in, there is likely a support group for it.

Support groups offer communication with those in the same situation. They will offer suggestions as well as simply be sounding boards for each other to express their emotions and feelings. These are people who know what you and your parent are going through. They will empathize. It is difficult for those that have not been through this to have the same understanding.

Additional Support

Caregiver Action Network provides tips, tools, videos and peer support. They offer forums where caregivers can support each other and share experiences. It is a non-profit organization offering resources to caregivers free of charge.

Family Caregiver Alliance offers support groups, education and information on the role of caregiving as well as online classes and videos.

The Administration on Aging offers programs such as the National Family Caregiver Support Program which assists families and caregivers in caring for their family members at home for as long as possible. It also provides important facts and statistics about aging.

Home Care Providers

As a caregiver, there is a host of support groups and agencies designed to provide you with the information you need to succeed as a family caregiver. There will be days, however, when you will need to recharge and rejuvenate. Leading a balanced life consists of caring for family members that need your support while never forgetting to care for yourself. When taking time off, consider obtaining the services of a home care provider. These professionals can assist your parent with the activities of daily living and provide the companionship they need during this phase of their life. And you will be able to fully relax and focus on your needs, knowing that your loved one is in good and capable hands.

 

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring caregiver services in Linden, NJ, please call the caring staff at Key Home Care. Serving Metuchen and Surrounding Communities For Over 14 Years. Call Today (732) 205-1635

 

Resources:

https://aoa.acl.gov/AoA_Programs/HCLTC/Caregiver/

https://www.caregiver.org/

http://caregiveraction.org/?gclid=CjwKEAiArIDFBRCe_9DJi6Or0UcSJAAK1nFvmjPZyb4NC66RMXFaf33kWMLzEP-RDU6bbzAxjSZiOBoCA37w_wcB

Sharon Muenster, Owner, President

Owner, President at Key Home Care
Sharon received a BS degree in Business Administration and began working in banking and various financial institutions before opening her first home care agency in 2002. After living through watching her mother take care of her grandmother and great aunt, in her home, with the help of a caregiver, Sharon saw the need for this service. She researched all the options available to people and then decided to open her own company so she could not only provide caregivers to families but also be a resource for families in the same situation her family was in.

After 14 years in business, Sharon fully immersed herself in the Senior community. She became the President of the Senior Commission in her home town of Metuchen, NJ. She is also on the Accessibility Commission in Metuchen. Sharon has been a member of the Metuchen Chamber of Commerce since 2002.

Sharon grew up in Perth Amboy, NJ with her parents, two sisters and one brother, and moved to Metuchen in 1999.

Sharon has learned a lot about the needs of seniors and their families. Everyone's situation is unique and needs to be handled individually. Sharon likes to get to know her clients by communicating with them and finding out what would make their difficult situation a little more pleasant.

In her free time, Sharon has two children that keep her busy and enjoys playing tennis whenever she can.