November 22, 2019
Watching your mother or father age and slowly lose their independence can be challenging, if not heartbreaking. You grapple with issues like when is it time to step in and offer assistance, and how much assistance do they need? Are they able to drive themselves to their doctor’s appointments? Can you honor their wishes and keep them in their home? These are not easy issues to consider, and Just Like Family Home Care is here to help.
Maintaining Familiar Surroundings
It can be a very difficult transition for your loved ones to have to leave their homes in order to receive the care they need. Mom may already be upset because she is losing her mobility, mental capacity, or ability to remain 100% independent. Dad knows it’s important for Mom and him to enter their golden years in familiar surroundings, like the home they created for themselves. The neighborhood, their place of worship, their social groups and friends are central to their happiness. So why not try to keep them where they will prosper the most.
Of course, they will need assistance with day-to-day activities of life – meal preparation, grocery shopping, housekeeping, exercise assistance, bathing, dressing, driving, caring for pets – the numerous things that compose our daily lives.
Fortunately, this is where Just Like Family Home Care comes in. We can offer the help and support your loved ones need by referring qualified caregivers to come to their home and help them live the most independent life they are able to. Caregivers can also provide immediate help in case of an emergency, such as a fall or a sudden illness. We can provide short or long shifts, or even around the clock care.
Conversation and Companionship
An important role of an in-home caregiver that is often overlooked is companionship and friendship. Oh, just to have someone to play cards with, to walk and talk with, or to watch their favorite shows together! A private caregiver is, perhaps more than anything, a friend to people who truly need one.
Peace of Mind
By having our referred caregiver assist your loved ones, you should find relief in knowing your parent is being cared for in a one-on-one environment in the comfort of their own home.
Now that’s peace of mind!
For more information visit us at https://justlikefamilyhomecare.com or call us at 239-431-6661.