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The benefits of 12-hour eldercare services

Home Attendant Care 12-hour careWhen 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.

Upcoming events for Whatcom County seniors and caregivers

Whether it’s for a family member or for a client, caregiving is a demanding job, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We as caregivers should seek out and take advantage of community support and educational opportunities whenever possible.

That’s why it’s great when events like An Affair to Remember gala and the Passport to Care conference take place in Whatcom County. Each event provides a chance to have fun, connect with others with similar interests and concerns…and learn more about caregiving.

Alzheimer Society of Washington An Affair to RememberFirst up is the Affair to Remember gala, put on by Alzheimer Society of Washington (ASW) and partially sponsored by Home Attendant Care. It will be held on Saturday, March 1, 6:00 pm at the Lakeway Inn & Conference Center.

There will be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, seated dinner, and music by The Atlantics. The cost to attend is $75 and proceeds support the mission of ASW, which helps local people who are impacted by memory loss illnesses. Affair to Remember is the perfect way to have a fun night out while supporting a great local nonprofit.

Elder Service Providers Passport to CareNext up is the 2014 Passport to Care conference is organized by Elder Service Providers and partially sponsored by Home Attendant Care. The event takes place on Friday, March 21 at Christ the King Church in Bellingham. This year, the keynote speaker is Anna Liotta, CEO of Resultance. She’ll be speaking about effectively communicating and developing relationships with people of all ages. The cost to attend is $25 and registration is required.

Lastly, remember to sign up for the workshop Debbie Gann will be teaching on February 19, 5:30pm at Skagit Valley Hospital. She will talk about a variety of services available to help seniors, whether they choose to live in their own home or move into a care facility. You can register for the class here.