This Mother’s Day, Give Mom the Gift of Preparedness
For most of our lives, we’re accustomed to our mom taking care of us, whether that’s taking care of our basic needs as a child, teaching us important life skills as an adolescent or teen, or providing support as an adult.
For many people, however, there comes a time when instead of receiving care from our moms, we’re the ones giving it. Depending on the individual needs and situation of your parents, that might mean anything from providing transportation assistance to managing their bills and other household responsibilities to helping with activities of daily living (such as meals, hygiene, and more).
How To Navigate Caring for Elderly Parents
The process of transitioning into a caregiver role isn’t always a smooth one. Particularly if you’re unprepared or don’t have much experience caring for older adults, it can be a steep learning curve.
If you’re unsure where to start or are still feeling a little intimidated by the idea of caregiving, that’s okay. FSL’s support programs and educational opportunities can help you navigate the ins and outs of caregiving for your parents—like how to practice self-care so that you don’t burn out, where to find resources that can help lighten the load, and how to handle things like memory loss, fall hazards, and more.
At FSL, our goal is to empower caregivers with the tools and knowledge they need to care for their loved ones—while also meeting their own needs. Even if your parents are still living independently for the time being, anticipating and preparing for your eventual role as a caregiver can go a long way toward making things easier for them and you. Contact FSL’s Care by Design (602-285-1800) team to learn more about the resources available to you.
Need Support Navigating This Transition? Call FSL!
The Care By Design program coordinates a customized care program to meet the unique needs of current FSL clients. We’ve been providing safe and quality homes for seniors in Arizona since 1974 and over the years we’ve noticed a few missed opportunities. With our Care by Design program, we will close the gap between your unique needs and our services, so you and everyone in our care will have the best support possible.
Established in 1974, FSL is dedicated to providing integrated, customized care for those who need it in the Phoenix area. We offer a wide range of home- and community-based services, including:
- Affordable housing options
- Nutritious meal programs
- Health & Wellness programs
- Senior centers
- Recreation programs
- Support for caregivers
These services are designed to enable Arizonans of all ages to live happier, healthier, more independent lives. So, if you or someone you know is struggling to have their needs met, don’t hesitate to contact us and find out how we can help you. And if you’re looking to give back, consider donating or volunteering your time to our mission. We can’t wait to work with you!