Mom's not going to a nursing home
Yep. We've all considered what it would be like to put Mom in a nursing home but decided it was the last resort. What can you do instead of a skilled nursing facility? Most people begin with in-home care where a friendly and compassionate caregiver visits your parent on a regular schedule. It could be a half-day where your caregiver prepares meals, helps your parent get cleaned up and dressed, ensures their medicine is properly dosed and tidies up their home. There may even be time for a game of cards!
Routines are healthy for seniors
Having a routine for your parent(s) is key. When they can depend upon a schedule, their mental acuity remains alert and their disposition is positive and even cheerful.
Stop worrying about your parents
And then there's you. You may be in the same city or state, or maybe you are a thousand miles away. No matter where you live, near or far, you always worry about your parents' well being. And what does that do to your productivity at work? Are you having to take time off to attend to a parent? How much time is spent worrying about them? How often do you visit them? Call them?
Caring for your mom or dad, your kids and your household?
If you are a "sandwiched caregiver," typically middle-aged and caring for ailing parents while trying to work full-time and raise your own children, this article from the National Institute of Health on how to take care of YOU while caring for others may be very welcome right about now.
According to the US Census Bureau, about 1 in 4 employed U.S. adults provide informal eldercare for a parent, in-law or other family members over age 65.
When it's time for you to take steps toward caring for your aging or elderly parents, consider getting a free in-home assessment from us to evaluate the level of home care we would recommend to provide the best care for your parent and to provide you with peace of mind and the ability to manage your own family without added stress. If you live out of town, we can visit your parent and report to you afterwards.
Here are three terrific resources we recommend downloading to learn how to manage and care for your aging parents while taking care of yourself.
We help you or your loved one in their own home by providing services that help aging seniors who need help to live independently. It’s the key to your loved one living the highest quality of life possible. It allows for safety, security and independence.
You might be thinking it would be a good idea to have some help for a few hours, every other day. Or your needs and expectations could require more hours and days. We provide more home care to aging parents initiated by their children, in an effort to keep them independent in their own homes, for as long as possible.
Whatever you’re thinking, tell us. After the in-home assessment, we will recommend a plan that meets your needs and helps you enjoy life more.