Senior Care in Clackamas
When You Feel Guilty Asking For Help
We see it every day–caregivers riddled with undeserved guilt over seeking out senior care for a Clackamas area loved one. Our team at Visiting Angels® Gresham is certainly adept at calming and reassuring local caregivers, but we’d also like to share some reasonable and balanced thoughts on the issue of caregiver guilt.
Using Reason and Logic to Overcome Caregiver Guilt
Most family caregivers have a strong sense of commitment and duty to their loved ones that is certainly a testament to their good character. The problem arises when this sense of duty is carried too far. A reasonable amount of self-sacrifice is one thing, but allowing yourself to become run down physically, emotionally, and mentally is not good. When you are suffering from caregiver burnout, you are unable to provide any form of quality care and the risk of you somehow becoming incapacitated yourself is real. And then, where would your loved one be?
Then there’s the issue of a loved one who is resistant to the idea of having a stranger in their home. Of course this instigates feelings of guilt. This is when the overall goal of maintaining your loved one’s ability to continue living safely at home must be considered. But it’s also important to know that qualified professional caregivers are 100% knowledgeable about how to make your loved one feel comfortable right away. This is their specialty, and you can trust that when you work with our senior care team in the Clackamas area, respect, compassion, and empathy will be a top priority.
With most families, there’s also the worry about cost and spending your loved one’s money frivolously. What you may not know is that in-home care is not as cost-prohibitive as you may have thought. At Visiting Angels Gresham, we offer hourly rates and flexible payment options. We work hard to customize care that meets your needs and budget. Reasonably speaking, if providing quality care at the end of their lives doesn’t qualify as a good reason to use their money, what would?
About Our Senior Care Services For Clackamas
We’re proud to be locally owned and operated right here in the Clackamas area. We customize and personalize your loved one’s services, so you’re never stuck paying for anything you don’t need.
From common requests to bathing and grooming assistance, medication reminders, incontinence issues, transportation, and companionship to appointments and social engagements and much more, our team of dedicated, caring, and fully-vetted professional caregivers is there to help when you need them. From a few hours a week to 24/7 care, we have you covered.
Using our Life Care Navigation™ program for personalized care, we mix and match elements from among our various in-home care services, including:
- Companion Care
- Personal Care
- Palliative Care
- Ready - Set - Go Home
- Social Care
- Dementia Care
- Alzheimer’s Care
- End of Life Care
- Safe & Steady Fall Prevention Program
- Respite Care
Our Senior Care Service Area
We proudly provide our many in-home services to families throughout:
- Happy Valley
- Northeast Portland
- And the surrounding community
Don’t get bogged down with unfounded and undeserved caregiver guilt. Reach out to Visiting Angels Gresham today and learn more about how our senior care in Clackamas can help bring welcomed help and relief to both you and your loved one.
*Private Long Term Care insurance and Veterans Benefits programs as well as County Grants are accepted.
Serving Gresham, Northeast Portland, Happy Valley, Damascus, Clackamas, and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels GRESHAM, OREGON202 NE Kelly St.
Gresham, OR 97030