Second Shift – Why Caring for a Loved One is Like a Second Job and You Wouldn’t Change It

July 3, 2014 | BY PHS Staff

It’s a heart-breaking situation. And, one more and more families are facing each year. A loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. Now what?

Big Love

First, a flood of emotion. Sadness for the person diagnosed with the disease, and wonder about how this will change the lives of everyone in your family. One thing many families try first is caring for your loved one on your own. Who knows how to care for a parent, grandparent or aunt/uncle better than someone in the family?

Real Life

The reality is, depending on the stage of the disease, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease may be a full-time job. Of course, you are willing to take on that responsibility. But taking on the role of caregiver, while possibly having a regular full-time job and a family is tough. So what do you do?

The Best of Both Worlds

For a company with more work than it can handle the key word is help. At Preferred HealthStaff we can be a back up, an extended family, the ones around when you are unavailable. Our professionals are trained to help those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other patients with memory issues.

Let us ease some of the load. The benefits may not be only to you the caregiver, but also to your loved one who is dealing with the disease.