The requirements for special care of our aging loved ones has never been more important. Adult children often serve as caregivers for aging parents. Are you prepared for the role? Caregivers must monitor the health and independence of their aging parents.
Start by evaluating the situation from a caregiver’s perspective.
- Are your parents safe in their home?
- How well are your parents taking care of themselves?
- How are your parents’ spirits?
- Are your parents having difficulty getting around?
- Talk with your parents if you have any concerns about their health or safety.
Caregivers must also be prepared for an emergency. Compile a list of your parents’ doctors, allergies, medications, surgeries, insurance information and other important details. Discuss long term care, living wills and advance directives.
Caregivers face many challenges. Home Health Care Solutions is ready to serve you and your family. Our Senior Care, Elder Care and Family Care Services are tailored to meet your unique circumstances. Let us know how we can best help you.
Home Health Care Solutions provides disability care solutions for individuals who are physically, mentally or temporarily disabled. We understand that anyone who needs disability assistance wishes to live a life no different than anyone else.
Living with a mental or physical disability can be manageable and simple. Whether you are living or assisting a loved one with an acute or chronic condition, there are several support options available for disability care. Know that it is not uncommon nor is it a sign of giving up if you need to ask for supportive care.
Disability care can come in the form of in home care supportive services to maintain a balanced and safe lifestyle. Our loving and compassionate caregivers blend in as a friend, neighbor, or family member. We can provide medical and non-medical companionship, personal care, and housekeeping support to individuals which provides a broader range of activities, mobility, and independence.
If you have been recently diagnosed or are living with a disability, Home Health Care Solutions can help. Disabilities may include Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Stroke Victims, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Traumatic Brain Injury, and many other neurological, physical, and cognitive conditions.
Respite Care -Short Term Care
Home Health Care Solutions provides families in need of respite care. Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement outside the home.
Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care.
Examples of Respite Care
- Recovery from major surgery
- Relief from caring for loved one with a permanent physical or mental disability
- Care during life-challenging illnesses
- Hospice care
- Vacation relief
- Temporary Senior Care
Respite care has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well being, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation pilot study showed that respite may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages.
Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite care. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the health of the caregiver. 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed recently by the Commonwealth Fund reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with only 33% of non caregivers.