Sometimes you realize you need options after a medical crises opens your eyes. Other times it’s a slow and gradual process. In either case, you suddenly realize that your loved one needs some type of care. But what options are available? What’s the best choice for you?
1. Self Care. Usually the easiest and natural way to provide care is to simply do it yourself. Your loved one relies on you to get things done, and slowly you take on more responsibilities in your loved one’s home.
2. In Home Care. When you find yourself in overwhelm and can’t keep up with managing your home and your loved one’s, you may decide to turn to in home care. This allows you more freedom, and allows your loved one to get the professional care she needs. In some cases it will also allow your loved one to remain in her home – a place she loves and feels secure in – much longer than any other way.
3. Adult Day Care. A place to take your loved one where she will receive supervision while you can’t be with her. Adult day cares offer supervised activities to stimulate your loved one and help her remain active.
4. Assisted Living. Assisted living facilities offer you a place where your loved one can have the privacy she wants, and the access to care she needs.
5. Nursing Care. When your loved one needs 24 hour assistance, she has two options: 24 hour in-home care or a nursing facility. Both provide the attention to detail you need.