Are you one of the many people who have decided to step back from your career to take care of your loved one? Have you truly thought about all of the costs of providing your loved one’s care on your own? Once you understand the true costs of family care giving, you may find that professional home care solutions are much more affordable than you think. In our last blog, our San Diego home care professionals went over a few of those costs. The following is a list of the rest of the real costs of family care giving:
- Rise in Health Care Costs- Providing full time care for a loved one will take its toll on you both physically and emotionally. This decline in physical and emotional health will cause your own health care costs to increase. Also, since you may be losing your insurance due to quitting your job, you will have to pay even more.
- Elevated Stress- When your loved one’s life is in your hands, it is normal for you to feel an increase in stress. This increase in stress can lead to a decrease in your overall health in many ways.
- Less Sleep- Sleep is hard to come by when you are constantly stressed out. A decrease in sleep can increase your risk for diabetes, dementia, heart disease, and so much more!
Now that you understand the true cost of family care giving, you can appreciate why hiring a professional may be your best bet. Give us a call today to find out if our services are right for your loved one.