Every day, families across the world find themselves in an entirely new world. The reality that mom and dad can no longer live on their own is a bit terrifying. Now what?
Caregiving isn’t something we think about until it’s thrust upon us. And from that moment on, we scramble to make the right choices.
If mom or dad can no longer live on their own, the best choice is to move them out of their home and into someplace safe where they’ll be well taken care of, right? In reality, that thought process may be all wrong.
We usually find ourselves considering caregiving options for one of three reasons:
1. A sudden change in health – it may be recovery from a surgery or a diagnosis of a chronic illness
2. A decline in daily living – you usually start to notice it in little things. They may show weight-loss from losing interest in preparing daily meals. They may allow newspapers and mail to accumulate in a corner.
3. A change in capabilities – they may get confused on what medications to take at what time of the day. They may lose their ability to drive.
Yet while each of these changes can open your eyes to the fact that mom or dad needs help, it’s the kind of help that will set the course for their future well-being.
It’s a fact that people do better when they are in the comforts of their own home. Home is where the heart is, and it’s a place we all choose to be. In some cases, a little bit of help is all that is needed to remain at home indefinitely.
That’s where in-home care comes into play. In-home care is the fastest growing option available when it comes to caregiving. It allows a person to remain at home while receiving the care they need.
But it does more; it also brings you peace of mind.
In home care can ensure your loved one is well taken care of after surgery and receives the needed care to live from day to day. In home care provides someone to cook nutritious meals, and to ensure your loved one eats them. In home care can provide help with ensuring the right medications are taken at the right time. In home care can provide driving assistance to and from doctors appointments, and keep track of what the doctor really says.
All at a fraction of what it costs to move your mom or dad permanently into assisted living.
If you think in home caregiving is something you would like to explore for your mom or dad, we’d be happy to talk with you today.