Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Time to Hire Care at Home?

Understanding when to call in senior care professionals is a major step in providing assistance to your elderly parents. Home care services are invaluable in that they help elderly individuals maintain their independence without forfeiting their safety; however, knowing when to call in senior care professionals can be difficult. Let's again consider the story of Marissa and her parents, Donnie and Mable, in Durham, North Carolina.

Marissa has been keeping a close eye on her parents, watching to make sure that they can take care of themselves. As their ability to perform daily tasks has diminished, Marissa has stepped in to help with certain activities. For instance, Marissa and her children take care of Donnie and Mable's yard. Additionally, Marissa visits each weekend to tidy the house and make sure that her parents can walk freely through their home without worrying about tripping over clutter.

While Marissa and her family have been very attentive to the needs of Donnie and Mable, the senior care services that they require are quickly overcoming the care that Marissa is able to provide. Although helping her parents a few times throughout the week is possible, Marissa cannot provide the constant care they are beginning to need due to her own work and family. Once Marissa realized this, she began to consider hiring professional home care providers.

Hiring home care professionals is a major decision—one that can greatly improve the quality of life for all members of a family. Here are some of the benefits that Marissa has found through her research about senior care services:

  • Senior care professionals are trained to handle not just daily activities, but any emergencies that may arise.
  • Home care services provide constant care for elderly individuals, ensuring a higher level of safety.
  • The level of senior care provided by professionals is based on individual patient needs. For this reason, each elderly individual receives targeted care that upholds their values (i.e. independence, an active lifestyle, etc.).

Marissa has decided to hire professional home care services because senior care experts can offer the level of care her parents need. Your parents' needs may exceed what you can provide, which is a natural part of life. When this happens, it is time to hire senior care professionals.

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