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Why Is Joining a Support Group Important for Every Family Caregiver?

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Many times when a family caregiver hears that she should join a support group, the first response may be that that isn’t for her. The truth is that joining a support group is powerful for every Caregiver-in-Modesto-CAfamily caregiver because of what it gives to you.

 

You Can Ask Questions about Caregiving

Depending on how the meeting is set up, you likely get quite a bit of time to ask a variety of questions about caregiving, your loved one’s specific ailments, or anything else related to the two. You’ll also get a chance to hear other people’s questions, which might actually be something you didn’t realize you needed to know. As you gain more experience with caregiving, it can be very fulfilling to be able to answer questions for people who are new to caregiving.

 

You Can Share Your Frustrations

Being a caregiver is not without its frustrations, no matter how much you love your elderly loved one. Having a group of people who are in a similar situation to talk to allows you to vent about your frustrations. You may go into a meeting angry or irritated but you’re likely to come back out with a new attitude. You might even find yourself laughing about the situation once you find the humor in it.

 

You Can Brainstorm Solutions

You’ve probably heard the expression that two brains are better than one and that can apply to caregiving, too. When you’re a member of a support group, you have access to way more than just two brains. You’ve got access to a group of people who have been or are in similar situations who can help you to brainstorm a solution that can work for your elderly loved one.

 

You Establish a Connection

Most importantly, joining a support group allows you to form a connection with other people who are very similar to you. Being a family caregiver can often mean that you feel isolated and alone, but that’s not reality. When you take the time to explore the connection to other caregivers, you’re reminded that you’re not on this journey by yourself.

Even if you’re still not convinced, make an appointment with a family member or elder care provider to take over for you while you attend a support group meeting. You might be surprised just how much you get out of the experience.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Modesto, CA, please contact the caring staff at ApexCare®. Proudly Serving Sacramento, Yolo, Placer & El Dorado Counties. Call Today 916-924-9111.

Jason Wu, President

President at ApexCare
I first became aware of the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease ten years ago when my grandmother was diagnosed with this disease.I saw firsthand how critical it was to have a loving family or caregiver to ensure my grandmother’s safety and daily well-being.My grandmother was fortunate enough to have close family members who cared for her as her Alzheimer’s disease progressed.

Since then, I have had a strong interest in helping and supporting our senior community as they age and are unable to care for themselves.Coming from a family of physicians, I am excited to be involved in the medical community by providing the highest levels of non-clinical in-home care to our clients and their families.With my work experience, I firmly believe that ApexCare can touch many lives and have a great impact on our local senior community.

Prior to joining ApexCare, I worked in a wide variety of industries and have owned multiple businesses ranging from construction to mortgage banking.Outside of work, I am an active youth soccer and basketball coach, having coached recreational soccer for over 8 years and elementary school basketball for over 4 years.I graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.My career has been focused on building great organizations that deliver the highest absolute levels of service to our clients.I look forward to continuing this passion with ApexCare.

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