Life is always better when you share it with a companion, but did you know it's also good for your health? Seniors who stay socially active reduce their risk of developing depression as well as chronic diseases like cardiovascular problems, arthritis, and some cancers.
For many, however, aging can lead to social isolation.
Reasonably, the majority of the elders would prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. There's a level of comfort to aging at home, around all your memories and precious properties.
However, as the child of an elder, making this decision about your parents' life can be daunting, particularly when your parents are adamant about living at home. We know that there are some situations where staying at home isn't a possible option, but when it is, the advantages are infinite.
Support Plus Familiarity
One of the most important reasons for companion care services is the comfort level of your elder. The familiarity of home and a routine can have a vital and positive impact on your loved one's well-being.
If your parent has recently had an accident or been in the hospital, a study has shown that recovering at home speeds up their recovery. Not to consider the stress that can accompany having to learn not only a new environment but also a new system and way of life when moving into a nursing home.
Quality of Life
Quality of life is a pretty broad term. It can lead to the fact that your parents will be able to remain at home, in a tranquil setting that they've created over the years. Their common life won't be hindered; it actually improves! The family dynamic won't break either. All too usually, family relationships are twisted by the visiting hours and conditions of nursing homes. Having a tough family around elderly parents is an incredible root of support. In-home caregivers and family members will also be in daily conversation about the overall health and well-being of the elderly family members.
Live without worry
Hiring companion care services guarantees peace of mind for both you and your elderly parent. Many professional in-home care services, such as Agility Home Care, employ only completely screened, trained, and insured caregivers, who are either certified nurse aides or personal care assistants.
Although you may be able to help with a few things, you have your own responsibilities as well. Just a few of our companion caregiving assistance include bathing and dressing, grocery shopping, laundry, and other general housekeeping duties, and a variety of other tasks. So you'll be able to live an easier understanding that your parents are being taken care of by professionally qualified caregivers.
Not all parent or aging loved one is going to want to admit that they want help around the home. If you're lucky, your loved one will see their decline and will ask for the cooperation they need.
If you're half lucky, they will line up with your advice when you sit them down to discuss what they might need in terms of home care. However, not everybody is going to be in that situation.
If you have an elder parent or loved one in your life that is maintaining the idea of senior home care, what can you do to help them? Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Start in-home companion care
You won't want to have a caregiver move in and do everything quickly. Rather, start them off slow to help your loved one see the benefits of the idea. Do as much as you can and have a caregiver do some light dusting or cook a few meals. Once your parent gets used to having them around, possibly they will be more open to helping in the future.
Allow Others To Voice Their Opinions
Hopefully, you aren't the only one in your loved one's life that worries about their well being. It's good for them to hear several voices raising concerns as argued to just yours. If you have a sibling, a cousin, or someone else in the family that's thinking about senior home care, let them talk to your parent as well. The more people there are who share the same opinion; the more likely your parent will come around to the idea.
List The Barriers
It's difficult to see a loved one go through the aging process, but you may have to get them to face the facts by listing out the things they are struggling with. Questions like, "How will you get to your appointments if I'm at work and not there to take you? How will you get the laundry done if you can't carry the basket?" You should get them thinking. Try not to go forcefull. But by giving your opinion, they may realize they really do need Companion care.
Include Them In Decisions
No elder likes it when someone arbitrarily makes decisions for them. It's great to include your loved one in the Campanion care process as much as you can. Look over different services and let them pick and decide between them. Possibly you can help with some details, and you can let them choose what you can do and what a caregiver should take over. Possibly they'd be more satisfied with a caregiver giving them baths, but they want you to cook their meals because you know how they like things. Allowing them options will help them settle down the idea as a whole.
Companion Care choice
When you look into the options available for in-home companion care, call Agility Home Care with your questions. We care about your loved one, and we want nothing but the most suitable care for them.
Whatever the decision you come to, make sure that it has your parents’ backing. Their comfort and happiness are of prime importance. If you require more information to make your decision, please connect with Agility Home Care. Our assistance team is always there to help you!!