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Could Outsourcing Help You to Be a Better Family Caregiver?

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Family caregivers are constantly looking for ways to be better at caregiving and to be more efficient overall. One method that can really help you to get a better handle on your time is to start outsourcing some of the tasks that you handle every day.

What Is Outsourcing?

Outsourcing involves hiring someone else to do something that you would ordinarily do for yourself. Some examples of outsourcing for a family caregiver might include hiring a cleaning person to take care of housework or hiring someone to handle the yard work. You probably outsource all the time but aren’t aware of it. Even something like taking a class can be considered outsourcing since you’re paying someone to impart information to you.

It’s Not Just about Paying for a Service

But it’s not all about exchanging money for a service, even though that’s the most common way to outsource. Your loved one’s senior care providers, for example, don’t barter with their clients. You could consider delegating the vacuuming to your teenager to be a type of outsourcing, too. If your spouse likes to cook and you don’t have time, you can outsource dinner prep. Start being creative about what you can outsource.

Determine What Would Help You the Most

The first items that you should outsource are of course the tasks that would help you the most. If the regular house cleaning tasks are the ones that trip you up the most, it’s time to outsource those to someone who can handle the job for you. The same is true for anything else that you don’t have the time to handle yourself or that you don’t want to handle.

Periodically Revisit to See What Else You Can Outsource

Your needs and your elderly loved one’s needs are going to change over time, so you won’t necessarily need the same things outsourced all the time. So it’s a good idea to periodically review what you’re doing and what could be handled better by someone else. You might even find that there are some tasks that you want to start doing yourself again.

Once you realize the benefits of outsourcing, you’ll find ways to incorporate it regularly into your life.

If you or an aging loved one are interested in hiring caregiver services in Chandler, AZ or the surrounding areas, please contact the professional team at Devoted Guardians Home Care.  Call today at (800) 699-4781 or (480) 999-3012.

Aaron Sinykin, MBA, CEO

Born and raised in Madison Wisconsin. Graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Finance in 1999, and Graduated from Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business with an MBA in 2005.

Aaron spent 5 years working for Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona right out of college until he ventured off on his own. Aaron has owned and operated successful small businesses for the past 10 years.

Aaron is currently the CEO and owner of Devoted Guardians a Non-Medical In Homecare Agency covering the entire Phoenix valley. Aaron has been CEO since 2012 and running businesses since 2005.