Should You Be Seeking out Support Groups?

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You may think that there’s just too much going on in your life for you to take time out to go to a support group meeting. But what could you be missing out on if you don’t make the time to go?

 

Elderly Care in Plantation FL: Caregiver Support

Elderly Care in Plantation FL: Caregiver Support

 

 

-You’re Getting Away for a Little While

Most people would list this later on the list, but if you’re not getting a change of scenery very often, this could well be the top selling point for you. You absolutely need to be able to spend time elsewhere and believe it or not, your aging adult could use a break from you, too. Hire elderly care providers to step in while you’re gone and you’ll have no worries while you’re out for the meeting.

 

-They’re Full of Information You Can Use

Most support group meetings are structured to allow both sharing and educational opportunities. There’s so much to know and to learn as a family caregiver and support groups can fill in those gaps that you didn’t even know were there. If you’re attending support group meetings for specific ailments or illnesses your aging adult faces, these meetings can be even more helpful for you both.

 

-You Can Meet Other Caregivers

The social component of support groups allows you to meet and to mingle with other caregivers who are just like you. They’re dealing with similar situations all day, every day and they know just what you’re facing. These may be people that you’re able to develop long-lasting relationships with. They’ll understand aspects of your life as a caregiver that other friends and family may not get.

 

-You Can Share What You’ve Learned, Too

Even if you’re brand new to caregiving, you may be surprised at something that you know that you can share. Everyone’s caregiving journey is slightly different and there may be someone in the group that feels lost in a way that you can shine a light onto. There’s give and take in these groups which can feel great for everybody.

Taking the time away to attend support group meetings might seem like too much at first, but the benefits are massive for you and for your aging adult.

 

If you or a family member are in need of hiring elderly care in Plantation, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.
Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

About the author: Liza Erazo, Administrator
Liza Erazo has recently joined the Star Multi Care team as Administrator of the Florida branch. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and transferred to Florida in 1996 to continue her healthcare career culminating a 10-year track in the cut-throat, New York Business Development market. She gained another 20 year of administrative and marketing experience within the Florida healthcare market before accepting the position with Star Multi Care. Focusing on advocating for seniors has always been her passion and she plans on continuing this quest while working with Star. Liza spends much of her free time volunteering with advocacy groups. She currently is a Florida Elder Mediator, the Chairman for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Alzheimers’ Family Center, and sits on the Advisory Council for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County. Her family also remains a priority in her life. Ms. Erazo raised her two children while working and pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She prides herself in the joys her three grandchildren bestow upon her and values the time she spends with them. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi