Coping with pent up anger can be hard work, especially when caring for a family member or loved one. Taking a deep breath and counting to ten has a lot to offer, giving one time to cool down, but sometimes it’s not enough to handle the frustration and feelings of helplessness that you can experience.
Looking after ageing and close family can be demanding in many ways. When life gets tough, plans go awry and nothing is going as you intended, it is easy and natural to feel frustrated and angry, and much more difficult to stay positive.
One in five adults in the UK has a physical disability, and over a million of them live independently. Having a physical disability does not automatically mean you have to sacrifice your independence, but it’s important to understand your needs and make sure you’re receiving the right care to help you retain your independence, particularly if you choose to remain at home.
At Shaw, our respite care offers friendly, warm accommodation to provide a break for those caring for loved ones at home. Everyone needs a rest and some time for themselves, and our nursing and residential care homes offer a comfortable environment in which you can be sure that person will be safe and content during their time with us.
Our activity schedules within our care homes aim to both physically and mentally stimulate residents. We believe that taking part in activities, particularly amongst peers, can promote a strong sense of wellbeing in an individual, giving them more confidence if they feel they can contribute to the activity, and helping to stimulate parts of the brain that are affected by dementia and other mental health issues.
At Shaw, we respect and understand the decision of wanting to live more independently at home. Although living at home may seem ideal in terms of maintaining independence, it can become more challenging to live independently, especially if you’re physically frail or suffer from dementia.