Deciding On In-Home Care
When it comes to caring for an aging loved one, you have tough decisions to make. It’s hard to see your loved one needing more help than they did in the past. But you want to do your best in order to get them the care they need to live a quality life on a daily basis. If in-home care is an option you are considering, you need to think about the care your loved one needs. Here are a few tips to help you with your decision:
Evaluating The Situation
If you are able to take a step back from the emotions involved in the process, take a look at your loved one’s life with a critical eye. Where do they need help? Some areas may be obvious, like transportation to appointments, for example. Other things, like help around the house, are more touchy. If they need help bathing and grooming, that can be more of a challenge. Try to make a list of things you see that need to be addressed.
Ask A Third Party
If you aren’t sure what needs to be covered, you may want to ask someone to come in and help you decide. Ask a friend or family member to help you with the assessment or have a registered nurse or caregiver who knows all about in-home care to help with the decisions. You want what’s best for your loved one and you may not always know what’s best. When you get advice from a professional, you’ll be reassured knowing your loved one has what they need.
Talk To Your Loved One
You don’t want to make decisions for your loved one without discussing it with them first. It might be a hard discussion to have, but you need to make the attempt. Your loved one likely knows they need help, but may or may not be willing to admit the facts. But speaking with them about the situation and how they feel about in-home care can help them transition to a new lifestyle in a more peaceful manner. They might point out things about their life that they need help with that you have yet to notice. It’s worth your time and effort to include them in the discussion when it comes to in-home care.
Getting In-Home Care Help
Even if you’ve made a decision or haven’t the next step is to contact Agility Health and we’ll work out the details for you. We offer a wide array of in-home care options and we want to ensure that your loved one gets just what they need. We can customize the plans and do as much or as little as you need in order to make sure all the bases are covered. Whether you want to take care of some of the needs yourself or leave it all up to us, we’re here for you and your loved one.