Jul 17, 2017 by Sandra Hatch
There’s a lot of pressure surrounding the responsibility of taking care of senior loved one by yourself. Are you delegating enough time to their home health needs? Do you and your senior loved one feel comfortable with the situation and frequency of care? If you have a career and a family of your own, other daily commitments require your attention and time. And sometimes a loved one needs more care than you can comfortably provide. Maybe your senior loved one is living with dementia or a serious illness that requires specialized home caregivers who have professional experience to devote to caring for your loved one. Hiring home caregivers will not only ensure your senior loved one is getting appropriate care, but also gives you peace of mind knowing your loved one is in good hands.
Taking care of a loved one by yourself can prove to be very challenging. When you find yourself juggling all of your commitments you are not able to provide the optimal care your senior loved one deserves. Meals get rushed, cleaning isn’t done thoroughly or at all, and you don’t have the quality time that is so essential to spend with your loved one. Home caregivers step in to assist with daily personal care, light housekeeping tasks, meal preparation and much more, so that you can spend meaningful time with your loved one.
Home care providers can handle everything from providing medication reminders and doing laundry to assistance with bathing, dressing and mobility for your senior loved one. You might not have time to take your loved one grocery shopping or to medical appointments, but an in home caregiver does! And home health aides take the time to prepare healthy meals and provide companionship that will keep your loved one engaged and active at home and around the community.
Home caregivers can also help your senior loved one run errands, go for walks, and provide transportation. And they will give you the peace of mind of knowing that your loved one has the best possible care and someone that has the time to make sure that they are well cared for.
If you have been struggling to take care of a loved one that lives in Fresno, CA or in the surrounding areas, contact us or call (559) 365-6440 to speak with one of our senior care specialists. The team at Comfort Keepers of Fresno, CA can work with you and your senior loved one to create a personalized care plan based on their care needs, wants, interests and goals.