Many times, when a person is in their 70’s or 80’s and begins struggling to take care of themselves, family and friends step up to help. It’s a wonderful thing to have a community of caring individuals who are willing to set aside some amount of time each day, every other day, or a couple times a week to help an aging senior, but some overlook the value of experienced and professional home care options.
Professional and dedicated home care aides can offer numerous benefits.
One of the most benfits is helping to provide a safe and comfortable environment for elderly clients. Yes, an adult child, spouse, sibling, friend, or neighbor can also do that, but as people get older and begin struggling physically, there could be situations and circumstances that become uncomfortable, such as bathing and toileting.
If an adult child is devoting her time to helping her mother or father at home, and that senior suddenly realizes he can no longer take a shower or even ease down onto or get back up from the toilet without help, is he really going to ask her to assist?
It could be an uncomfortable situation for him and even though she has no problem with it, he may never broach the topic with her.
With a professional and dedicated home care aide, these situations can be easily resolved.
An aging senior is far more likely to ask a professional caregiver for assistance with those intimate details they’re reluctant to turn over to an adult child, brother, or other assistant.
Also, many family caregivers are incredibly busy.
This means every minute they dedicate to this aging senior is a minute taken away from other things they may want or need to do in their life. This can lead to an increase of stress and anxiety among the family caregiver’s life.
By relying on a home care agency to supplement this level of support for the senior, caregivers can get a couple of hours off in the morning, in the evening, or even begin relying on home care aides on a daily basis, possibly even around-the-clock.
These family members, friends, and neighbors can certainly check in, spend time with the senior, but instead of trying to help do laundry, prepare a meal, clean the dishes, help them get dressed and ready for bed, and so on, they can focus on conversations, playing games, and improving their quality of life. Home care can make many situations better.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Chester PA, please contact the caring staff at True Direct Home Health Care today.
Doc, as he is called by everyone - staff, patients and clients - first experienced home health care and hospice care while as a colleg student at King's College as he cared for his mother every day while she first battled COPD and then lung cancer. It was during this time that he came to understand that caring for a patient was more than just clinical expertise.
"Admittedly, my strongest attribute is my communication skills and the simple fact that I love to help people. Even the smallest thing you can do for someone really can mean so much to them long term. In fact, it could change them forever. That's what providing quality personal home health care should be all about."
In his spare time, he cooks for homeless shelters and children's music and arts events. He also is highly involved in his local youth sports soccer academy as a coach and Board member.
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