You want your dad to move to assisted living to ensure his safety. He’s adamant that he wants to age at home. You’re struggling to find a solution that makes you both happy. Here’s where elder homecare services can help you and your dad reach an agreement.
What is Homecare?
Elder homecare services are typically overseen by medical professionals and used trained caregivers to meet a senior’s care needs. Every senior is different. If you think about your dad’s strengths and weaknesses, you’ll see how homecare can help.
Your dad is fully mobile, but he has memory lapses. You don’t want him using his stove because you fear he’ll forget he has something cooking. You worry about him remembering to take his blood pressure medications. Caregivers can help him cook his meals and offer medication reminders.
Since his eye doctor found he has macular degeneration, he cannot drive anymore. Your dad really likes going to his senior center for weekly outings. You can’t take days off from work each week, but he doesn’t want to be isolated. A caregiver can provide him with the ride he needs to get safely to and from the senior center for social activities.
Your dad broke his leg and is having a hard time getting in and out of bed each morning. A caregiver can be there to help him with the transfer from bed to a wheelchair or onto his crutches.
How Does a Homecare Program Work?
A representative goes to the senior’s home to do an assessment of the person’s medical needs, strengths, weaknesses, and target goals. Professionals who often have experience with nursing and/or social work come up with a plan that ensures that person is then able to age at home with supportive services.
Caregivers use that care plan to provide the necessary services on a routine schedule. That schedule is easily changed as needed. A caregiver may go spend every day with your dad, visit every few days, or go just once a week. It all depends on what he needs for supportive services.
Setting Up the Initial Appointment
With elder homecare professionals, your mom or dad has a companion to talk to, someone to drive them to appointments, and someone to help them maintain a level of mobility. To get started, you need to schedule an appointment to discuss your dad’s needs. Take that first step and call our homecare agency now.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Homecare Services in Lexington NC, please contact the caring staff at TenderHearted Home Care today. (704) 612-4132.
I have enjoyed volunteering my time as the President of the Rowan County Home School Association, assisting with the Parkinson’s Support Group, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Pregnancy Support Center, MOPS International, Capstone Recovery Center, Kairos Outside, Celebrate Recovery, various church committees and going on a mission trip to Moldova. I am a member of the Rowan County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels board member, REACH of Rowan County, HIPSS of Davidson County, Second Tuesday Business Group and several Christian Business Life Groups.
I am passionate about serving others and providing the most compassionate care possible, as I would want for my own family. I love relaxing with my husband, Peter, and my two dogs, Yoyo and Terra Cotta.
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