Nov 1, 2016 by Anonymous
Maybe you’re a busy parent with littles ones to look out for, or are working a full time job to help pay the bills. Many people have obligations that engulf nearly every hour of their day, and this can make it extremely difficult to take on more responsibility, especially when that responsibility involves taking care a loved senior who may not longer be able to care for themselves. This is why many people may explore the possibility of various senior care services to help with this tremendous and important task. Depending on what is required, there are actually quite a few different options available for those families.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone, but people are not going to be super receptive to the idea of leaving their home in order to go live in some type of retirement home or caretaking facility. However, certain tasks may not be as easy as they once were for some people, which is why they need help. In home care is a great alternative, since it allows someone to stay in their home and not change up their overall life while still getting the type of help needed. This can range from something as simple as nutrition monitoring and meal prep, to a more involved task such a mobility assistance. There are even more sensitive care options, such a toileting and incontinence assistance. All of these things can be professionally provided by a senior care professional who understands discretion, and knows how to navigate these sometimes very difficult situations.
Another service that can prove to be extremely beneficial to any family taking care of a loved one is on call and readily available means of transportation. Some seniors might have regular appointments they need to make, whether it’s for medical or recreational reasons. If you’re working a full time job or taking care of children, it can be difficult to drop everything and drive that senior somewhere when needed. By having a professional who can take your senior where they need to be, you’re easing your own stress while still providing the care needed.
A more involved and extremely important senior care service that some families might requires is for those seniors who are either beginning to show signs of, are are already experiencing the impact of Alzheimer’s. This is a very troubling and unfortunate disease that takes away the essence of a person over time. Since it is such a sensitive problem, trained senior care advocates can often be much better equipped to handle the impact than a family. Also, they will need more around the clock care, which can be difficult for some people to provide in their own home.
If you do have a senior in your life who you care about immensely, but are unable to provide them with the attention needed to give them the best possible quality of life, Comfort Keepers can help. With offices around the country, our trained senior care professionals are ready, willing, and able to help make your life and the life of your loved ones better.