Did you know that the fourth Sunday of every July is Parent’s Day? This year on July 28th, Assisted wants to wish everyone a Happy Parents’ Day! We understand the challenges that families can face when becoming a caregiver for a parent or loved one and can help by providing additive services, temporary relief, or routine care. The right caregiver can provide many special, intangible benefits so families know that their loved ones are in good hands.
Caregivers Make a Difference
One of the fears that many seniors face as they get older is being alone. And, while many seniors wish to live at home for as long as they can, without frequent visitors, it can get lonely. Deciding between aging in place and senior living facilities for a parent can be a difficult decision. Life is busy and it can be hard to imagine trying to juggle family, working, and taking care of a loved one. But, families are not alone. Caregivers and families can work together to determine the level of care needed and can provide relief and support for both the patient and the family. While caregivers may not be able to cure the physical ailments, they can give the gift of their time. With the assistance of in-home caregivers, families can enjoy their time together without having to worry about the rest.
Caregivers Create Special Bonds
As people age, it’s not uncommon for their inner circle to become smaller over time. Aging parents can experience isolation, boredom, and disinterest in normal activities. In addition to providing assistance with the patient’s medical needs, caregivers provide companionship to help fill some of those voids. Caregivers can supplement phone calls and visits from family by providing additional face to face interactions with the patient while also providing important health care services. And, as patients transition into a new way of living, regular visits from a caregiver can provide a sense of stability and familiarity during an unfamiliar time in their life. With routine visits, caregivers and patients can develop daily routines that become cherished visits.
Peace of Mind
For many families, it can be difficult to maintain balance and boundaries when caring for a parent or loved one. With the right in-home caregiver families can be reassured that their loved one is being well taken care of when they can’t be there. Caregivers can assist with making sure patients take their medications as prescribed, preparing nutritious meals to eat, and other household tasks to help keep them comfortable in their own home. And, in-home care provides families with an extra set of eyes and ears so they can worry less about warning signs going unnoticed or ailments being unattended to. With a compassionate and professional caregiver, families can feel more at ease knowing their loved one is receiving quality care without being displaced from their own home.
Caring for a loved one is a rewarding, but challenging experience. To learn more about how Assisted can help you navigate this journey, visit www.AssistedCares.com.