Posted on Jul 06, 2018
Investing in senior home care services for an elderly loved one may seem daunting, but it’s not as daunting as looking after a loved one on your own and taking full responsibility for their care. When you shoulder the responsibility for caregiving, someone’s life is in your hands, and that truth can weigh heavier than many families expect, which can have an unhealthy influence on the families’ quality of life. There are several options when it comes to professional senior care, but in-home caregivers rank among the most reliable, affordable, and effective option for seniors. By allowing seniors to age in the comfort of their own home, they offer a sense of freedom and independence they wouldn’t have in a nursing home, and personalized care designed specifically to improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Assisted living facilities might provide their residents with nurses, but those nurses have many patients to visit each day and may not always be available due to rotating shifts and schedules. With senior home care services, your loved one can rely on the consistency of a single caregiver who knows their needs inside and out and is always available should the need arise.
We understand how stressful and taxing it can be to act as your loved one’s caregiver. You feel responsible for providing the best care possible but might not be able to fully invest in the time needed or feel qualified to give them the level of quality care and attention they deserve. A professional caregiver will be able to take much of the burden off your shoulders and allow you to go about your daily routine without interruption. Our caregivers are trained not only to provide basic care and treatment but also are trained in handling a wide array of emergency scenarios, so you can continue to live a productive life.
When moving a senior into a nursing home, the negative effects of the transition are often overlooked. To maintain a happy mood and healthy lifestyle, it’s important to keep in mind the benefit of familiar surroundings. Each senior has his/her own idea of what it means to be comfortable, and oftentimes that means their own bed, couch, living room, and so forth. A big transition to a brand-new environment can be stressful and overwhelming, and detrimental to the long-term health of your loved one. Many families enlist senior home care services because they recognize the health benefits of allowing their loved one to age in the comfort of a familiar environment, such as their own home.
Your loved one will probably be the first one to tell you this, but many seniors prefer aging at home due to their ability to retain a sense of independence. It allows them to continue engaging with friends and family on a regular basis, stay involved in their community, and continue their daily routines in a familiar environment. A recent study found that 90% of seniors wish to age in their own houses. While our caregivers are trained to assist with daily tasks and make life easier for seniors, their aim is to be as unobtrusive as possible, and to leave your loved one feeling in control of their life.
If senior home care services seem like the right next step for your loved one, get in touch with one of our experts to learn more.