One of the most difficult realizations a family can have is recognizing their elderly parent is no longer able to care for themselves. The family also knows their parent wants to remain in their own home for as long as possible. For many older people, one of their primary fears is being forced to live in a nursing home.
Keeping a Senior at Home
An Elderly Companion Care Service can provide the solution for this problem. Even if the senior has left their own home to live with an adult child, the primary caregiver may need to attend to other responsibilities and take some time off to recharge. However, in many cases, the senior is still living at home alone but needs assistance to be able to remain in the home they love.
Individualized Services and Care
Each senior will have unique challenges and needs. Before hiring a companion, it’s important to consider not only current but also future needs. Older people can become upset by too many changes to their daily routine. It’s crucial to know from the outset that the level of care can be changed as needed to accommodate worsening health or emergency.
Companionship is perhaps the most important service offered. Many older people become severely depressed because of loneliness.
Other services that can be provided include:
* Planning and preparation of tasty, nutritious meals
* Exercise, such as taking a walk together
* Transportation for appointments, errands, and social activities
* Light housekeeping
* Jogging the memory about birthdays, medications, and events
* Caring for pets and plants
* Respite care.
When a little more assistance is needed, services can be expanded to include:
* Help with bathing, grooming, and dressing
* Bathroom assistance
* Help with walking
* Assistance for those confined to wheelchairs and beds
* Respite care.
Professional nurses provide many services, including:
* Monitoring overall health and vital signs
* Administering medications
* Caring for wounds, catheters, and colostomies
* Caring for those dependent on technology
* Catastrophic care.
Careminders Home Care in Omaha, NE offers the compassionate, competent and experienced Elderly Companion Care Service that your loved one needs. If personal care or skilled nursing is required at a later time, that is always available.
Careminders is among the 8% of home care agencies that have been awarded the “gold seal” by the Joint Commission, recognizing their adherence to best standards of care on a continual basis. Visit them online to learn more at http://www.careminders.com. You can connect with them on Facebook for more updates!