Caring for a family member is a big job. It’s rewarding and a great way to spend time with a loved one. But providing full time care can quickly become a difficult burden to bear.
Thankfully, there’s a resource caregivers can take advantage of: senior home care.
Home care services benefit both the senior and the caregiver. If you haven’t already taken advantage of the care provided by home care agencies, we urge you to consider doing so.
3 Reasons Why People Hire Home Care
Here are our top three reasons why we think all caregivers should consider getting some outside assistance.
1. Your Loved One Gets to Stay Home
One of the best things about in-home care is seniors get to stay at home. They’re more comfortable at home and more likely to stay active if they get the assistance they need.
Another benefit of staying at home (as opposed to moving into a full-time care facility) is if the senior experiences illness or injury, they’re more likely to make a full recovery at home.
The stress a person can feel in a care facility can make the healing process exceptionally slow. But when seniors get to stay home, they feel better emotionally and are more willing to take part in therapy sessions.
2. Seniors Stay Independent
Reaching an advanced age is a huge accomplishment. Seniors have spent decades working hard and taking care of their families.
When the retirement years come along, seniors want to enjoy them. Needing assistance can put a damper on things.
However, seniors are more likely to feel a sense of pride and independence if they get to live on their own.
Having some in-home help during the day allows them to get the assistance they need without giving up their pride, confidence, or independence.
3. Seniors Get Personalized Care
When we serve those in our community, we’re there to serve their individual needs. One-size service does not fit every need.
When seniors or their caregivers come to us for help, we create a customized plan to fit their unique needs.
This can include shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, physical therapy, helping with medications, dementia care, or simply socializing.
How Home Care Assistance Benefits Caregivers
Caregivers also benefit from the services provided by home care. How so?
First, these services provide caregivers with a much-needed and well-deserved break – on a regular basis. It doesn’t take long before a caregiver starts to feel burned out.
This excess stress can wreak havoc on their physical and emotional health. And it can do some damage to the relationship between the caregiver and their loved one.
Second, the caregiver gets some peace of mind. With the personalized care an agency gives to families, caregivers feel like they can breathe easy.
Their loved one is going to get what they need when they need it – whether it’s their medications, a bath, or physical activity.
Third, the family benefits from a reduced financial burden. Some people have had to give up their full-time job in order to take care of a loved one.
Even being a part-time caregiver can result in missed days at work, which means less money coming in. Our services help families maintain their steady income.
And finally, caregivers get some help around the house. Our in-home care providers are willing to help out wherever needed. They can help with laundry, running errands, and cooking.
Getting these things out of the way for busy family members frees up time that they would rather spend enjoying the company of their loved ones.
Devoted In Home Care
All caregivers could use support while trying to help their loved one stay independent and in the comfort of their own home.
At Skylark Senior Care, all of our employees are devoted to those in their care, and they are ready to go above and beyond to serve them and their families.
Are you curious about in-home care? If you’d like to know more and see if this is a good fit for you and your loved one, give us a call. We’d love to answer all your questions.