You might think I am talking about a network of friends who would be willing to jump in to pick up your kids if you’re running late or neighbors who knock at your door with a casserole when your husband has surgery and you are juggling everything by yourself.
Those are wonderful resources for every family. But that’s not what I am talking about.
Here at Keeping In Touch Solutions, we view a Circle of Support as a system. It does not happen by chance. You create it to meet a need or resolve an issue.
We create a Circle of Support throughout our lives for a variety of reasons:
These are all parties in your Circle of Support. As you go through life, the circle expands, contracts, and changes; insurance brokers, financial planners, massage therapists, acupuncturists, doctors, house cleaners, and, eventually services like home health care.
Your Circle of Support is there for a variety of reasons:
As needs arise and change occurs, your Circle of Support changes, too. That is especially true when you become a caregiver for an aging loved one.
You are not the only cog in the gears that provide nourishment, care and safety to those you love who are aging and want to live independently. You can build a Circle of Support that will make caregiving a joy instead of a burden.
It’s difficult enough to manage all the things in working, taking care of yourself and your family as well as making sure Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, are OK. Build a Circle of Support and make sure all are getting what they need and want – and you are not bearing all the responsibility on shoulders.
Remember, you have to take care of yourself in order to give to others.
Don’t run your own well dry – develop a Circle of Support.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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