May 15, 2017 by Michael Craig
If you’re caring for your aging parent or family member, you are not alone. More than 65 million Americans juggle the demands of work, children, chores at home, and caring for a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, or aging. Managing your daily routine, busy family life, and the emotional decisions that accompany caring for an aging loved one can be overwhelming. Home health care can help relieve some of the demands and pressure of providing care.
Adult children who care for their aging parents often become physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted over time. For many families, home health care is a smart choice that can help prevent burnout. It’s a safe, affordable solution that enables your loved one to stay in the comfort of their own home and community. Keep reading to learn more about how home health care can benefit and support you and your family.
Life happens and things come up. Home health care professionals can be there when you aren’t able to be. If you have to head out of town for an important meeting, or you are caregiving from a distance, home health care can provide you with peace of mind.
As your aging loved one enters a new phase of life, diet and nutrition become even more important. Are they getting the proper nutrition they need to stay healthy? Your loved one may not be able to grocery shop for themselves or prepare food like they used to. If you are unable to help them with these daily living tasks, a home health care professional will be able to step in and provide assistance to ensure they maintain their elderly nutrition.
If your loved one is juggling multiple prescriptions, it’s important that they stay on track of their medication schedules on a daily basis. There are many medication safety and management tools available to seniors and home health care professionals will be able to assist your loved one with developing a system or routine that works best for them. They will also be able to oversee and guide your loved one to ensure they are taking the right medications at the right times.
Home health care professionals provide custom, unique, meaningful, and one-on-one care. Not only will they assist your loved one with daily living tasks, but they will develop a strong bond with them. They will help your loved one maintain their independence while becoming trusted friends. They will go for walks, read, play games, enjoy meals, and participate in other social activities together. Studies show that aging adults respond well to social interaction. Your loved one’s home health care professional will become a part of their life.
If you think your loved one would benefit from home health services, contact Comfort Keepers Beverly Hills. We will work together to create a customized in-home care plan that accommodates the unique needs of your family member.