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Your Loved One Needs In-Home Care. What’s Next?

February 9th, 2018 No Comments

In-Home Care

Yvonne is a 49-year-old mother of two teenagers. She works a full-time job and her commute to work is 30 miles each way. After being promoted to manager in her department, Yvonne’s work day stretched from 8 hours to 10 hours. Her schedule has become erratic; she often needs to work for a few hours on the weekend to stay ahead on her projects.

Yvonne’s mother, Rose, recently celebrated her 80th birthday. Rose has always been independent, until a stroke left her unable to drive her car, cook, or stand for long periods of time. A few months after her stroke, Rose had a mini-stroke, and her doctors warned Yvonne that she would need full-time care, in case something else happened. Faced with the need for full-time care for her mother, Yvonne begins weighing her options. Should she put her mother into a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, knowing it would mean taking her out of the home she has known and loved for 50 years? Should she try to balance the caregiving duties herself, cutting back on time at work and the income she desperately needs? What are her other options?

If you identify with Yvonne’s situation, you are not alone. Recent statistics show that there are  44 million unpaid caregivers in the United States; the majority of those caregivers are women.

The sudden need for full-time care for a loved one can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. For family caregivers who are also working outside the home, depression, sickness and burn-out can threaten their well-being.

What are your options if your loved one suddenly needs more care than you can provide? A trained home caregiver can be the answer to your worries.

In-Home Caregivers Can Help

One of the major benefits of having professional in-home care services for your older parent is allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own home. Your loved one can receive care and support in the environment they are most familiar with. Allowing them to remain in their home can help them feel comfortable which in turn will help them adjust to their new care plan and home health aide.

Professional caregiver employees can also assist with housekeeping duties, such as vacuuming, doing laundry, dusting, and preparing meals. Reminding your mom to take her medications, helping her get dressed, assisting her with personal hygiene, taking the dog for a walk, having friendly conversations, and helping your mom with her physical therapy exercises are all other examples of how home health aides can prove beneficial not only for your parent, but for the family as a whole by easing the family’s caregiving responsibilities.

Receive Professional Caregiving Services

If you’re worried about your loved one’s well-being, a professional caregiver employee can help give you—and your love one—peace of mind. At Visiting Angels, our employee caregivers are carefully vetted and matched according to your parent’s personality and care needs by our Care Management Team. Each client is also assigned a registered nurse who will provide a home safety assessment and create a care plan that is unique to your loved one’s needs.

If you’re seeking in-home care for your loved one in the Mercer or Burlington County areas in New Jersey, Visiting Angels can help you.

Contact us today to learn more about our caregiving services.