Moving an elderly parent into your home provides you with a wealth of opportunities to help them with daily living activities as a family caregiver. But just because your parent lives with you doesn’t mean you have all the time, resources or training necessary to provide the level of attentive care he or she may need. This is mostly dependent upon your loved one’s physical and cognitive abilities, as well as the level of care required to promote the highest levels of safety, health and happiness. If your family is feeling overwhelmed by providing full-time care or if you’re concerned you just can’t be there as much as they need, it may be time to request the assistance of a reputable North Atlanta area in-home care agency such as SYNERGY HomeCare.
If you are in fact considering moving your parent into your home, here are three questions that will help you determine whether hiring the assistance of an experienced in-home caregiver will help.
What kind of care does your parent need?
The first step is to consider the extent and frequency of help your parent needs, because the only way you can set up an effective support system for them is to fully understand their limitations. Some of the most common activities seniors need help with include:
- Personal Care
- Remembering to Take Medication
- Recovering from Surgery
- Memory Care
- Meal Preparation and Eating
- Transportation and Errands
- Light Home-Making and Changing of Linens
- Pet Service
- And Much More
At SYNERGY HomeCare, we can help with all of these daily living activities and more. If you are worried that you may not be able to provide this type of assistance as often as he or she needs, hiring an in-home caregiver is likely a great solution for your family.
SYNERGY HomeCare is flexible with its services, so we can adjust the level of care provided depending on changing conditions and your own personal preferences.
How much assistance can you provide?
Once you have a good understanding of the extent of care your parent will need, you should begin honestly assessing how much assistance you will be able to provide on top of your own responsibilities. While you likely have the ability to help with many of the activities listed above, other factors such as your own work and family schedule may restrict the quality and frequency of care you’re able to offer.
Sharing your home with your parent will undoubtedly make it easier for you to help them, but it won’t eliminate these outside factors that affect how much care you’re able to provide. That’s why you must carefully consider all of your own responsibilities prior to moving a parent into your home to make sure that doing so won’t add unnecessary stress to your life when a local, professional in-home care agency could assume this responsibility instead.
Can a professional in-home care agency help?
Once you have a good idea of how much help your parent needs and how much assistance you’ll be in a position to provide, contact the highly qualified in-home caregivers at SYNERGY HomeCare to see how we can fill any potential care gaps and support you and your family member.
Our courteous, compassionate care providers can offer quality assistance for all the aforementioned needs, and they’re the perfect people to step in and care for your parent when you have other important responsibilities to tend to.
If you’re considering moving your parent into your home, contact our warm and experienced team at SYNERGY HomeCare before you officially begin making this transition. We offer free in-home needs assessments to help you think through any potential complications and your options, and can provide an in-home care plan tailored to your parent’s unique needs. We’ve worked with countless families in situations like yours, and we’d love the opportunity to put that experience to work in helping ensure your parent’s transition is as smooth as possible.
Contact our Alpharetta office to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation assessment today!