Senior Living: How Can Home Care Bring You Peace of Mind?

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As our parents get older, we begin to worry about them. How are they doing? Are they able to take care of themselves well enough? Should we consider more assistance in their home or move to a senior living community?

If your parents aren’t quite ready to take that step, another alternative is home care. Here are 2 different types of home care providers that might work for your situation.

Private duty home care agencies provide a companion who visits your loved ones for a period of time each day or week. They can offer you peace of mind knowing someone is checking in on them on a regular basis. Companions can help with cooking, laundry, transportation, or housekeeping.

The next step up is a personal aide. In addition to providing the same services as a companion, personal aides have a home health aide certification, and can help with personal care like bathing, grooming, or dressing.

Another good idea when facilitating care for your loved ones is to work with a geriatric care manager, especially if you live far away from your family. These professionals are trained in gerontology, and can help assess and solve problems that arise with your loved ones’ help and care.

So, if you’d like some peace of mind knowing that your parents or loved ones are being cared for, consider hiring an in-home service for them. If you’d like more information on senior care options, contact Alternatives for Seniors today.