It might be difficult to believe, but you can actually be doing things that keep other family members from helping you more. Believing that they don’t really want to help or assuming that they won’t are just two of the mistakes you could be making.
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Really Look at Whether They’ve Tried to Help
It’s not uncommon for your perception of a situation to be slightly different from another person’s. Your belief, for example, could be that your other family members haven’t tried much to pitch in with your loved one’s care, and that may well be true. It could also be, however, that they’ve tried to help in their own ways and felt shut down. Some people stop offering help pretty quickly when that happens, so you might have missed their best offers inadvertently.
Assess that Family Member’s Situation a Little More Creatively
You may believe, again from your perspective, that your other family members have a lot more ability to help than they truly do. Try looking at your family member’s situation a little more closely and creatively. It’s possible that they truly don’t have time to spare due to having young kids with lots of activities. Or possibly they have health problems that limit them more than you realize. There are a lot of variables that can be at play here.
Be Honest with Yourself
At some point, you may also need to be more honest with yourself. Is it possible that you’re asking for help and yet your actions are telling people that you don’t want their help? This can happen when you’re overly controlling about how something is done, for example, but it’s frustrating for the people around you because they would love to help but they feel left out.
Divide up Tasks They Can Handle
Start out by dividing up tasks into smaller ones that other family members might be better able to handle. Keep in mind any limitations that they might have on their time or budget that might keep them from being able to handle even smaller tasks. If they still can’t help, then it might be time to look into hiring home care providers so that you can get the help that you really need.
When you narrow down potential reasons that your other family members might not be helping more, you can work at finding a solution.
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of a group of successful companies – 1Heart Caregiver Services, LA Jobs Employment Agency Inc. and Summit Medical Billing Solutions, Inc.
As the CEO of 1Heart Caregiver Services, one of the fastest growing in-home care service companies in California, Belina has been responsible for the company’s increased productivity and consistent profitability for more than 12 years. Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its short-term and long-term goals. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S.
Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 23 years, with 13 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina’s principle-centered leadership and strength in her ability to combine corporate talents pave the way for the company to achieve greater heights.
Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. In 2013, she was honored with the Los Angeles IMAGE AWARDS – an award given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts and entertainment.
In June 2014, she was also awarded the title of Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.” In December 2015, she was also the recipient of the TOPLA (The Outstanding Pilipinos in Los Angeles) Award for Leadership Excellence in Human Resources.
1Heart Caregiver Services is a certified member of CAHSAH and has been featured in Asian newspapers and other media publications all over the United States like Yahoo! News, Google, TV, radio and newspaper online due to its various accomplishments, corporate programs, and contribution to the senior care industry. Belina’s vision remains solid and strategic as the company moves forward in its goal of making a positive difference in the home care industry.
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