Weighing care options for an aging parent is a big job. You want to make sure you’re getting the best care for their needs without breaking their budget. With help from Miami Valley Homecare, you can get everything you need with home care assistance. If you’re still not sure about home care for your parent, we have five benefits that you’ll see with our available services.
The two options for care for seniors are often getting in-home care or moving to an assisted living facility. It’s not uncommon for the elderly to choose in-home care because it means they don’t have to move out of their homes and get to maintain a certain level of independence. In-home care allows them to continue to sleep in their own bed, socialize with their neighbors, and avoid learning the layout of a new home. Maintaining this level of independence can be helpful to keeping their spirits up and improving mental health.
Many seniors live alone, which can take a toll on their mental health. Sometimes we don’t realize how lonely we are until we finally have the companionship of a friend, neighbor, or caregiver. A regular caregiver can be a great source of companionship for your aging parent if you’re not able to make daily or weekly visits. They’ll have someone to talk to throughout the day, which is sometimes all we need in a companion.
We’re all going to reach an age where it’s unsafe to drive. Whether it’s because of our eyesight, hearing, or simply slowed reflexes, there will come a day when it’s time to give up our keys. This can be a defeating moment as it’s a sign that we have to give up a part of our independence. Seniors often struggle with the lack of independence because they don’t like to rely on their offspring to take them places, but they also have to wait around for a ride. Home care assistance will help provide transportation, so your parent doesn’t have to make their schedule around your availability. They’ll be able to go shopping, out to eat, or to a park to enjoy some fresh air.
Everyday tasks around the house get to be difficult with age. Things like lack of energy to get around, arthritic hands that ache, or instability while walking can make it challenging to do normal things like wash dishes. Your parent can get assistance with these tasks with home care assistance to ensure that dishes aren’t piling up in the sink and laundry is getting done when needed. Their home will be a much more comfortable place without the clutter and mess that can become commonplace with seniors.
Peace of mind for you
It’s not unusual to worry about your parent as they age. You might be concerned about their ability to get around the house without falling, remembering to turn off the stove after cooking a meal, or safely bathing. With home care assistance, you can have peace of mind that they’re safe every day because they have someone there who is keeping an out to make sure they’re safe.
Contact us to get started
Get in touch with us today if you’d like to learn more about home care assistance and other services we offer at Miami Valley Homecare. You can give us a call at 937-671-2273 or send a message via our contact form. Prior to assigning a caregiver, we’ll perform an assessment to help ensure that your parent gets the home care they need.