Are you caring for an older loved one in your home? Are you thinking that this is how you want to handle senior care? If so, you’re not alone. Thousands of families across the U.S. do this. But not everyone does it in the best way, and not everyone is ready for the difficulty that family care can bring with it.
This is often true for families that don’t have much experience with the aging process. Sometimes these families think that they are providing great care for an older loved one. But even with that effort, it’s really easy to fall short of quality care.
Seniors are more prone to infections, illness, and injury than younger individuals are. As people age, their immune systems begin to weaken. Also, the odds of chronic disease rearing its head go up. The effects of unhealthy diet, poor exercise habits, and things like smoking become more and more visible (and detrimental) as people age. Unfortunately, seniors tend to have a special set of needs that younger folk didn’t have. Even if you think that you’re handling the care of an older loved one well, that can sometimes change in a short period of time.
It’s never easy to care for an elderly loved one, but some people will need more assistance than others. This is often the case for those that have a loved one with dementia or an advanced disability. As much as we want, we might not have the knowledge or the ability to give the people that we love the care that they so desperately need. And even though our motives for caring for a loved one are good–we love them, after all–sometimes there’s a lot more that’s needed than what we can provide.
We’re here to help. We have specialized in in-home care and other types of senior care for years and have learned that each family is different, with different needs, concerns, and goals that they would like to achieve. And we can help you in each of these areas. That’s why we spend so much time training our caregivers. We want to make sure that those we serve are given the very best when it comes to care. Whether that means addressing advanced medical needs, cognitive decline, or helping your loved one feel like a part of the community again, having a trained caregiver on your side can be a huge help.
It’s normal to have a lot of questions about senior care. We can help with those, too. We offer a comprehensive free consultation designed to get you pointed in the right direction. You can sit down with a professional in the field and get an overview of what we do and how it might help you. You can ask any of the questions that you’ve had regarding care. And then you can have some time to process the information, meet with other professionals, talk with your family, and think about what best. And if you decide down the road that we can be of any help to you, we’d love to work with you.