Caring for a senior parent or loved one is a big task. It’s draining on both your time and emotions and is a lot to ask of any one person. When you’re trying to juggle a job and your own life responsibilities, it can be impossible to fit full-time caregiving into your schedule.
Home care is often a solution. Hiring a caregiver doesn’t mean that you have to step back entirely, but it can be a great way to supplement and enhance your own caregiving efforts.
4 Ways Senior Home Care Can Supplement Your Caregiving Efforts
Is home care the right solution? The benefits can make a difference in both your life and in the life of the senior that you’re caring for.
Provide Quality Care Around the Clock
The truth is, you can’t always be available to care for a parent or loved one. And sometimes we’re just not capable of providing the level of care that a loved one truly needs. Cahoon Care’s caregivers can step in to be there when you can’t. Our caregivers can provide companionship, help with meal preparation, and even take seniors to doctor appointments. Hiring home care help can allow you to manage both your caregiving responsibilities and your life responsibilities without sacrificing one or the other.
Provide Specialty Care
You’ve probably learned a lot about your loved one’s condition in order to better care for them. Cahoon Care’s caregivers are trained professionals who can bring specialized skills and knowledge to the table. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, there is no better place to go for skilled caregivers who understand the exact caregiving that these conditions need. Our caregivers know how to assist seniors who have Alzheimer’s with daily activities, alternative therapies such as music or pet therapy, and even how to incorporate storytelling and scrapbooking for a maximum benefit.
Hiring a caregiver means that you’ll be able to provide a senior with better care. Caregivers can not only supplement the care that you give but can help you to increase the quality of the care, too.
Relieve Your Busy Schedule
Caring for a parent or loved one is time-demanding, and incorporating home care is one way to help ease that busy schedule. It’s important for caregivers to practice self-care, and this is often one of the first items to be sacrificed when you’re trying to do too much with too little time.
Remember that as you have more time, your stress level will decrease. You’ll be able to rest and recover, and that means that you can provide your parent with better care during the hours when you are on caregiver duty.
Give You Peace of Mind
Do you find yourself feeling worried or guilty during the times when you can’t be there with Mom or Dad? Home care can give you peace of mind that your parent is safe and being well cared for, even when you’re not around.
Home Care and Your Family
Remember, home care and caring for your parent don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Cahoon Care offers caregiving services ranging from just 4 hours a week all the way up to 24-hour care. To talk about the option that may be just right for you and your loved one, please contact us.