One of the big frustrations that families often express when it comes to senior care is that their loved ones often see a sharp decline in functionality shortly after care in a nursing home begins. Unfortunately, this is a very real problem. Sometimes it is caused by declining health and could not be avoided. Sometimes it is caused by a type of care that is a little too intensive for the individual’s needs. Rather than helping them to remain independent, care like this does the exact opposite.
A lot of seniors are often afraid of this when they begin care, too. They want to remain active and involved with their lives and the things that are interesting and important to them. Think about it for a moment; just because someone gets older does not mean that their past disappears. People that enjoyed reading when they were younger will still like reading. Sports fans will not lose their love of athletic competition. You get the point. A lot of types of care have asked seniors to change their lives to accommodate care, when it really should be the other way around. Senior care should help people to keep living the lives that they enjoy.
In-home care is designed to help this happen. It’s not perfect, but it’s a huge step forward.
Rather than doing everything for someone in a new and foreign place, in-home care allows seniors to stay in their own homes and live their lives as normally as possible. The need for care will often necessitate changes in lifestyle, but a trained caregiver will allow a senior to keep their normal routine going as closely as possible. It allows the old and familiar to stay while still addressing needs.
The whole point of in-home care is to help the elderly live more independent lives, but still receive all of the assistance that they require on a daily basis. It’s not realistic to expect people to be able to do it all on their own, but not every single situation requires an elderly person to go into a nursing home or into an assisted living facility. This is what in-home care is all about. The goal is to help seniors live more independent lives, but still give them all of the help and support that they need to make it through each day safely.
We ensure that every one of our caregivers are as highly trained as possible. Not only do we require them to go through an extensive training process before they begin working with clients, we have ongoing training requirements that must be met, too. It’s our way of ensuring that those that work with the public are able to do their job as professionally and skillfully as possible. We also ensure every single caregiver we employ. We hope to never need to use it, but we also want the people that we work with to know that we have their best interests in mind. Again, it’s our way of ensuring that our clientele gets the very best that we can give.