According to a recent AARP report, “about 40 million family caregivers provided 37 billion hours of care for parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones.” And, as rewarding of an experience caring for a loved one is, it can also be stressful. Caregiving can be incredibly complex, complicated, and unpredictable particularly for those unfamiliar with the medical field. As a result, the demands required of family members acting as caregivers can take a toll both physically and mentally leading to caregiver burnout. But, there is help. In-home healthcare and caregiving services can provide families with the relief they need and the opportunity to enjoy the time they spend with their loved one. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of in-home healthcare and how it could help you or someone you know.
Caring for a loved one can be confusing and overwhelming as families try to navigate care plans prescribed by Doctors. In-home nurses can provide families with a peace of mind knowing a nurse is making routine visits and can ensure that care plans are being understood and implemented correctly. And, nurses are trained to identify symptoms to help reduce hospitalization and illness and can administer medications safely. Families can rest easier knowing that a skilled and knowledgeable nurse is providing high-quality care from the comfort of their loved ones home.
Trying to juggle caring for a loved one, maintaining the home, and spending quality time together can be difficult. And, families don’t have to do it alone. In-home caregivers can assist with light housekeeping, nutritious meal preparation, personal grooming, and errands so family members can enjoy time with their loved one instead of worrying about the day-to-day tasks. Caregivers understand that time is precious, and with their help, families can spend less time taking care of their loved one and more time enjoying their company.
It’s difficult seeing a loved one’s health decline. But, families can take comfort knowing that in-home care and palliative care teams can help improve or maintain quality of life for their loved ones. Teams made up of Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Home Health Aides, and Medical Social Workers come together to help make sure patients can continue to carry on with their daily life in spite of their illness. Helping manage symptoms, treatments, and pain can help patients and their loved ones do more of what they love to do.
Whether it’s short-term or long-term care, Assisted Home Health & Hospice is here to help. We offer a wide range of in-home healthcare services to help families and their loved ones make the most of their time together. To learn more visit us at www.AssistedCares.com or call 800-949-6555.