When seniors and their adult children begin to consider long term care, they often think their only choices are to move to an assisted living facility or to move into a family member’s home.
Some older adults, though, also have an option to age-in-place with personalized care at home. For those seniors, 12-hour companion and caregiver services provided in their own home can be a perfect alternative.
Eldercare services at home help seniors live independently by assisting with daily errands, getting ready for bed at night, or simply offering companionship to prevent elder loneliness – professional caregivers can provide the long term care seniors need.
“Our caregiver arrives each evening to help with personal care at bedtime, offers assistance as needed throughout the night, and then helps with dressing and breakfast in the morning. They also help my wife monitor and track her diabetes. This service is valuable because it allows me to get a good night sleep so I am refreshed and ready to spend time with my wife, and provide care to her during the day.” John, Spouse of Home Attendant Care Client
At-home caregivers take care of tasks that become difficult for seniors to do as they age. 12 hour shifts during daylight hours are great for seniors who need help with transportation to doctor’s appointments, cooking, exercise monitoring, and even light housekeeping.
12 hour shifts at night can be beneficial for those who need assistance with bathing, medication management and safely getting in and out of bed.
Family, friends and neighbors may not always be available to help seniors age in place. When long term care assistance is needed at home, consider hiring professional caregivers to help with the daily living tasks that allow seniors to maintain the life they’ve grown accustomed to…in their own home.
Home Attendant Care provides long term care services to elders in Whatcom County, Skagit, Island, San Juan, & North Snohomish Counties. Contact us to learn how we can help your elderly parent or loved successfully age in place.