Most families indulge in various treats of life but often refrain from spending on themselves to make the quality of their lives simpler and better.
Professional caretaking is often such an “indulgence” which due to the fast-paced lives we all live in has become a necessity.
A caregiver is trained in such a way that her chief responsibility is to provide care for elderly or children. Her usual counterpart in many families: a domestic help, on the other hand, can be hired for multiple reasons – cleaning, laundry, cooking, and for helping out in errands and daily chores.
Why caregivers are imperative for the elderly at home?
If we look closely at the following chart, we will see that the elderly population has been
increasing constantly for the last 60 years in India.
And in every decade, the population increase in elderly demographics always exceeded the total increase in the population.
And since now at every household, the young members need to go to work every day, the elderly at home miss out on the minimum care they deserve at their old age.
Solution? Professional caregivers.
Professionally trained, they know not just how to tend to the grooming and mobility needs of your parents but to also handle emotional outbursts, give them a sense of purpose and well-being in life and letting them reminisce about their old days with patience and love.
The need for semi-parenting while the parents are at work
With the ever-growing need of making ends meet, parents of the younger generation work
super-hard. They take up well-paying jobs to support their children’s education and their upbringing needs. But as a result, rarely they (especially working moms) are able to spend time with their kids or provide them with parental guidance.
Have a look at this fascinating statistic offered by the World Bank.
As per the report above, working women (15+ age group) of India has reduced from 35% in the year 1990 to only 27% in 2017. And if you look closely at the chart, you will see all the other countries mentioned here only show a positive outlook toward working women.
So, what’s not working?
It’s because after being a mother, women in India don’t feel confident leaving their child to a domestic help. Because it’s fair to admit that domestic help can`t provide the parenting with a mother would. And as a result, they can’t pursue a career they would like.
How caregivers are better than domestic help?
The number one reason for which the caregivers stand out is their training and for the purpose, they are trained for. Domestic help is not trained whatsoever to act as a semi-parent to a toddler or a caregiver to the elderly.
Due to the lack of education of domestic help, most are not emotionally or physically hygienic enough to cater to the subtle needs of a loved one which requires care, love and empathy.
While no-one can replace the affection, care, and love of near-and-dear ones, caregivers can provide you with the option to think about your career or to spend quality time with your elders once again.
YouCare is the most trusted and reliable medium in Chandigarh Tricity to book and hire pre-trained and pre-vetted caregivers for elderly and infant care services at home.