Posted on Feb 02, 2018
In Home Senior and Dementia Care
When it comes to choices for your loved one after a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s, you may feel limited to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. You may fear that such a change might lead your loved one to take a turn for the worse. And in many ways, changing their everyday environment would be a detriment to their overall wellbeing. So, with the option of relocating your newly diagnosed loved one to an assisted living facility being more of a last resort choice, you may ask yourself, what else can you do?
There are a few other reasons to choose in home senior care by Senior Helpers of Big Lake to meet your senior care needs. First off, in home senior care is typically less expensive than a life altering move to an assisted living or nursing facility. By remaining at home, friendshiops and social activities do not have to be interrupted. Friends and relatives typically like to visit places they are familiar with and will likely continue to do so while your loved one remains at home. If your loved one owns a pet, they will not have to find a new home for it to receive the senior care they need by staying at home. Studies show that pets can be very therapeutic. Remaining independent at home, your loved one will not have to give up the cherished relationship with their beloved pet.
There are times when life calls for assistance with activities of daily living. If your loved one has become frail, or is recovering from a recent hospital stay due to illness or injury, they may need some help with their personal care. In home elderly care from Senior Helpers of Big Lake includes a wide range of services. Your loved one can receive help with personal care, such as activities of daily living. If your loved one is still capable of performing these activities with minimal help, they can still benefit from assistance with daily household chores such as light housekeeping, vacuuming, dusting, laundry and other tasks. In home elderly care from Senior Helpers of Big Lake includes companionship and transportation as well. If you live a long distance from an elderly loved one, you may worry about how they will safely attend events and appointments without assistance. A responsible caregiver will accompany and provide transportation to and from local social functions, appointments, grocery stores and other venues. You and your family will have peace of mind knowing that your loved one’s safety is a top priority and that they will arrive home safe from every trip.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home help for the elderly and the many benefits of professional in home senior care, call Senior Helpers of Big Lake to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-262-9966! In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. When you and your family are considering the many options available to help your elderly loved one cope with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease, look to Senior Helpers of Big Lake, to make a customized care plan geared to their ability level. Senior Helpers of Big Lake proudly offers in home senior care to all areas of Elk River, Monticello, Zimmerman, Big Lake, St. Michael, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Services are available on a long or short term basis with no contract to sign and flexibility in scheduling. Call 763-262-9966 today to learn more about productive activities to help your elderly loved one to find a sense of value and purpose in their life.