If you plan to help a spouse, parent or sibling age in place at home for as long as possible, you have the right idea. Research indicates that seniors who live in familiar surroundings tend to be healthier and happier.
Before you get into in-home care, though, it's important to know what it should involve. Should it just be for companionship to encourage social activity and meal planning, homemaking services or assistance with everyday personal care tasks such as taking a shower or getting dressed? Some clients will benefit from all three levels of care. What is most important is to assess your loved ones needs; the level of care will depend on their level of need. No matter what their immediate needs are, home care can provide a variety of services that can be tailored to meet everyone’s needs.
Is your loved one suffering from an injury or a long-term illness? Homecare providers offer recovery assistance. The caregiver can give your family respite and peace of mind by caring for your elderly loved one’s immediate needs while they recover. Dependable care givers also have flexible hourly care that can fit into you and your loved one’s needs.
In-home caregivers not only complete everyday chores and errands for a senior, but they are also a stand-in for a loved one. This means that every kind of aid or assistance offered should be seen as an opportunity for companionship and bonding, as well. Caregivers need to be more than just competent at the tasks that they are hired for -- they should be a good personality match for the loved one being cared for, as well.
While some seniors do manage to keep track of their medications on their own, mistakes are always a possibility. Medication reminders are needed by many client’s to remain at home safely.
If your loved one needs round-the-clock care, we have dependable, compassionate caregivers that are available for 24-hour care services. You and your loved one can have the peace of mind knowing someone is always available to care for their needs.
For loving family members, hiring a professional is about more than getting a few chores off their plate. It's about hiring experienced caregivers that can translate to better health for your loved one.