When you think of home care for your elderly loved one, it is likely that the first thing you think about is how they can benefit your parent and their care routine.
While an in-home senior care services provider is there to supplement your senior’s care and help them to live their best life, this can benefit more than just them. The care a provider can offer your elderly loved one can also make a tremendous difference for you as a family caregiver. The experience of caring for an elderly adult who is struggling with cancer can be extremely difficult, but having this care provider can make it easier and smoother for both of you.
Some of the ways home care can help you as a family caregiver while you are caring for a senior with cancer include:
-Providing transportation for your loved one to their treatments and doctors appointments so they can follow the recommended schedule and not have to rely on when you are able to bring them. This can allow you to adjust your schedule as needed and still maintain all aspects of your life. It also helps you to feel more confident in your parent’s ability to pursue the treatment and management efforts that are right for them.
-Taking on care tasks that may be challenging or sensitive for you, thereby reducing your stress and helping you to maintain better emotional health and well-being. This can include tasks such as helping your parent bathe, helping with toileting, assisting with eating as needed, and more.
-Taking on tasks that free up time and energy in your schedule so you can focus on the tasks you handle as effectively and efficiently as possible.
-Enabling you to take a step back from the direct care efforts for your senior and focus on your parent-child relationship with them.
As a family caregiver, you will make many decisions for your aging parent, but one that is particularly meaningful is when they may need home care.
An in-home senior care services provider can be a fantastic way to help your aging parent live the quality of life you know they deserve. This type of care is completely personalized. This means your senior will get exactly what they need when they need it, and in a way that is designed to help them in a safe and healthy way, experience more independence and autonomy, and enjoy a higher quality of life. These services can be transportation, meal preparation, medication reminders, companionship, mobility support, and more.
If you or a senior family member are considering hiring Elder Care in Totowa, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Caring Solutions Home Care LLC. In-home senior care servicing Bergen & Passaic Counties. Call today at (973) 427-3553.
I started my career as an ICU nurse over 30 years ago. I have functioned as an educator and preceptor mentoring new nurses in the clinical arena. I have sat on many Patient Care committees authoring a variety of patient care protocols.
In 2007, I saw an opportunity to improve the delivery of patient care services in the home and founded Caring Solutions Home Care. Over the last 10 years I have functioned as the Director of Nursing overseeing all client care, administrative and personnel operations.
Latest posts by Pamela DelColle, RN, CCRN (see all)
- 5 Myths About Celiac Disease - April 16, 2019
- Six Things You Must Know About Mobility as You Age - April 3, 2019
- Four Tips for Managing Depression Due to Chronic Illness - March 20, 2019