November is National Home Care Month and it’s a great time to set up home care for your senior loved one. Even if you are caring for a senior loved one that is in aging in place most of the time you and your senior loved one could get big benefits from a home care assistance provider. Home care assistance providers can work with you and your senior parent to make sure that your loved one is happy and healthy aging in place at home. There are many benefits to working with a home care assistance provider including some surprising ones like:
Less Embarrassment For You And Your Senior Loved One
If you’re caring for a senior parent helping your parent with personal care tasks like bathing and dressing can be embarrassing for you and for your loved one. Parents generally don’t like to ask their children to help them change an incontinence pad or help them shave even though they need a little help. A home care assistance provider can eliminate the embarrassment factor when caring for a senior loved one by taking over those personal care tasks. It’s much less awkward or embarrassing for your senior loved one have a trusted companion like a home care provider help then with personal care than to have their child help them.
Help With Pets
Getting a pet has some big benefits for a senior like reducing loneliness and giving seniors a sense of purpose. But seniors can find it difficult to take care of pets and take them for walks, clean the litter boxes, and do other pet related tasks. Home care assistance from a trained professional will make pet ownership manageable for your senior loved one.
Safety Advice And Upgrades
You will need to be consistently reassessing and upgrading your senior loved one’s home if they are going to age in place. Elder care providers who have years of experience with seniors can offer suggestions for home modifications and upgrades and products and services that will help your senior loved one be safe at home. They can also suggest adaptive devices that your senior loved one might need as they get older. It’s a smart idea to have an experienced home care assistance provider do a safety audit at least once a year to suggest products and modifications that will make life easier than you do.
Backup When Dealing With A Loved One Who Has Dementia
Caregivers who are caring for a senior loved one with dementia need regular breaks in order to avoid becoming burned out. They also sometimes may need to have a professional step in to help calm down an agitated senior parent. If your senior loved one decides that they don’t like you or don’t want to deal with you in a particular situation home care provider may be able to step in and fix the situation by redirecting your senior loved one or taking the edge off of the situation.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring Home Care Assistance in Columbia, SC, contact Heart of the Carolinas Home Care at 864-991-3116. Providing Home Care Services in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Anderson, Spartanburg, Mauldin, Seneca, Laurens, Charleston, Columbia and the surrounding areas.
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