When a long term care crisis occurs, and there is no plan in place, there are also physical consequences to your family.
As we mentioned above, the stress that comes from making these decisions can be highly detrimental to their physical health.
Not only that, but time and time again it is shown that when you start taking care of someone else, you start neglecting yourself. We have clients come in all the time where one spouse really needed professional home healthcare but did not want to hire anyone for whatever reason. Their spouse started providing this care instead.
In the end, the spouse doing the caregiving ends up getting sick themselves. They either get hurt trying to physically lift their partner, or they get sick from a lack of sleep, or lack of eating, or just not having enough time to take care of their physical health.
Having a plan in place, where you get the professional help you need right when you need it, can save your family members from the physical consequences of long term care.
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