In my last post I described the types of activities that a home care provider can do for you. In this post I would like to walk you through the situations in which home care can assist.
In most cases home care caregivers are employed to assist someone with daily living activities when those activities are not able to be done safely while recovering from an operation, accident or illness. However, many times a home care agency is hired to help a senior that simply is no longer desiring to do certain things on their own like housekeeping or laundry services. But, there are two other times when home care services are used that I would like to ensure I communicate.
The other time is when a child of a senior has concerns over their loved one's well-being while they are at work during the day. In this situation, many times, the senior doesn't feel like they need help but their over all well-being is becoming an ongoing concern because they may not be so steady on their feet, possibly forgetting to take their medication or no longer able to drive to the doctors office. We run into this situation often and understand the conversations that need to occur when children are considering the purchase of home care for a normally healthy loved one.
The second scenario when home care is used is in cooperation other services due to advanced conditions like Alzheimer's or hospice. Home care caregivers can certainly play a very instrument role in your loved one's overall health by ensuring that they eat, wear clean clothes and are showered/bathed as needed. A caregiver often works with hospice and memory care providers since they are a more affordable option than a nurse while giving sons and daughters their freedom to be sons and daughters.
If you are considering home care, we would love to talk with you by filling out a service request on this site or by calling us at 480-377-6770.