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3 Reasons ‘Dealing with Stress’ Isn’t Worth It

Caregiver Stress in Brooklyn NY

Caregiver Stress in Brooklyn NYWhat do you have a tendency to do when you feel overwhelmed with stress? Most people will answer that they just “deal with it.” That’s not really a good answer, especially when you’re a caregiver taking care of your aging mother, father, or other family member.

Caregiver stress is a very serious issue that needs to be taken seriously. Just accepting the stress in your life isn’t doing you or the elderly individual any favors. In fact, it can degrade the quality of care you provide, impact your relationship, and it can begin affecting every other aspect of your life with serious negative consequences.

If you’re still not convinced, here are three reasons why dealing with stress just isn’t worth the time or effort it takes away from your life.

Reason #1: It affects your health.

There have been numerous research studies conducted throughout the years that point out how much stress can be impacting your health. Those dealing with extreme stress for prolonged periods of time have a significantly increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and other serious medical conditions.

It can cause you to get sick more frequently, make it much more difficult for your body to fight infection and disease, and it can even cause you to lose focus, putting you at risk in certain situations.

Reason #2: It can harm your relationships.

One of the biggest factors for failed marriages in the United States today is due to financial stress. In fact, greater than eight in 10 failed relationships are the direct result of some type of significant and prolonged stress.

When you’re dealing with caregiver stress, it can affect your relationship with that elderly individual, your spouse, adult children, friends, coworkers, and so many others.

Reason #3: There’s affordable help available.

Instead of just dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver because you think there are no other options, it’s a good time to realize there are. In fact, the best option is to consider professional and experienced home care support.

You can contact various agencies all across the country to see just what a home care aide can offer. You or your elderly loved one might not be too keen on having a complete stranger come to the home and provide support and care for that person, but when you hire through an agency, you’ll know you’re getting somebody who is honest, reliable, and who truly cares about those in need.

As you can see, dealing with caregiver stress right away is going to have a significant and positive impact on the rest of your life. If you delay, it’s only going to make things worse, not better.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Brooklyn, NY, please call the caring staff at Right at Home of Brooklyn (347) 554-8400.

Author: Walter Ochoa, Owner, Right at Home Brooklyn

Walter Ochoa is the owner and operator of Right at Home, which is located in Brooklyn.Walter graduated from the University of the Valley in Guatemala. He met and married his college sweetheart, Jean, who is American. They moved to Brooklyn, where they currently live with their 2 children. They are very involved in the community.

Walter has worked for some of the top financial service companies holding various positions from Project Management to Compliance Control Specialist. Despite his success, he had always wanted to do something more fulfilling that would give him a greater sense of inner satisfaction. He wanted to assist those who wished to stay in their own homes, but could no longer do it alone, like the elderly and disabled. So when the opportunity arose for him to start his own business, he took it. In 2010, Walter and Jean ventured to open Right at Home of Brooklyn, which services all of New York City.

Walter knows he made the right decision because he saw the need was definitely there. Now Right at Home assists not only the elderly and disabled, but adults of any age that need some assistance or an extra hand to continue living Right at Home.” That conviction, plus his Culture of Care philosophy, makes Right at Home one of the most Care driven Home Care agencies around.

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Walter Ochoa

Owner & Operator at Right at Home Brooklyn
Walter Ochoa is the owner and operator of Right at Home, which is located in Brooklyn. Walter graduated from the University of the Valley in Guatemala. He met and married his college sweetheart, Jean, who is American. They moved to Brooklyn, where they currently live with their 2 children. They are very involved in the community.

Walter has worked for some of the top financial service companies holding various positions from Project Management to Compliance Control Specialist. Despite his success, he had always wanted to do something more fulfilling that would give him a greater sense of inner satisfaction. He wanted to assist those who wished to stay in their own homes, but could no longer do it alone, like the elderly and disabled. So when the opportunity arose for him to start his own business, he took it. In 2010, Walter and Jean ventured to open Right at Home of Brooklyn, which services all of New York City.

Walter knows he made the right decision because he saw the need was definitely there. Now Right at Home assists not only the elderly and disabled, but adults of any age that need some assistance or an extra hand to continue living Right at Home”. That conviction, plus his Culture of Care philosophy, makes Right at Home one of the most Care driven Home Care agencies around.