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The Value of Home Care Services During Family Events

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Having the opportunity to spend extra quality time with your aging loved one is one of the most wonderful benefits of being a family caregiver. Spending time with you is a major boost to their mental and emotional health, and can make a tremendous difference in your parent’s well-being and quality of life.

This benefit is not limited just to them spending time with you. Engaging with all of their loved ones can give your parent a more enjoyable and fulfilling lifestyle throughout their later years, and reinforce your care efforts. Planning a family reunion is a wonderful way to encourage your parent to spend more time with the family, ensuring other family members can enjoy their time with your parent, and that the entire family can make memories that will last them well into the future

While hosting a family reunion can be a fun and meaningful activity for your elderly parent and for you, it can also be challenging. You want to make sure that your parent gets all of the care that they need, but you also want to be able to enjoy the event yourself. This is where home care services can make a tremendous difference. A home care provider can step in to support you and encourage your parent to engage in the activity with your loved one in the way that is right for them.

Some ways that having home care services can be valuable during events such as a family reunion include

  • Emotional support. Even if they are excited to see their family and enjoy being with them, this much of a change in their routine can be challenging for your senior. A home care services provider can be with your loved one to encourage them, keep in touch about their condition, and offer support and assistance if they start to feel overwhelmed.
  • Assistance with participation. If you have activities planned for your family reunion, you want your parent to be able to participate and enjoy their participation as much as possible. Depending on their challenges and limitations, this can be difficult. A care provider can assist them with participating in the way that is safest, healthiest, and most accessible for them.
  • Dedicated care. Just because your parent is enjoying a special event does not mean that they are not going to need the regular care that they always receive. Having a home care services provider with you at your special event means that they can continue to receive this care on time and in the way to which they are accustomed. This can give you peace of mind that you can enjoy the time with the rest of your family without having to worry every minute about your parent’s needs.

Starting home care services for your aging parent can be one of the best decisions that you can make for your elderly loved one throughout your care journey with them. A home care service provider can be with your parent on a schedule that is right for them, whether that means all day each day, a few hours in the morning or evening to help with specific tasks.

This allows the home care provider to offer your parent a highly personalized set of services tailored to their individual needs, challenges, and limitations so that they can remain safe, healthy, comfortable, and happy as they age in their home. Through these services your parent can enjoy a lifestyle that is more independent, active, engaged, and fulfilling.

When it comes to encouraging them to stay more active and enjoy activities with their friends and family, a home care services provider can make a tremendous difference in helping you give them the care that they need so that they can stay active while still staying safe and healthy.

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Julie Cowan, RN-Director of Nursing CommandCare