What is in-home personal care service and why might seniors need it?

For many of us, there comes a time when we have to make health and wellness-related decisions for the ones we love. The experience is often fraught with stress and confusion surrounding the care of aging of parents or other senior family members. Luckily, we don’t have to make all the difficult decisions alone. There are trustworthy resources available that will provide advice and the needed attention to keep loved ones safe and to give their family members peace of mind.  

 

What is in-home personal care?

The choice to pursue home care services for you or a loved one can be the result of a number of situations: planning for recovery from surgery, taking a fall, or even preparing in advance to assist someone suffering from a worsening condition such as Alzheimer’s. In-home personal care can offer the help needed in the familiar surroundings and comfort of home.

 

In-home personal care services include assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, meals, light housekeeping and transportation to doctor’s appointments or social events. These services, delivered by trained caregivers, can be utilized for both short- and long-term needs.

 

Do you need help with caring for a loved one?

The decision to ask for help isn’t always the easiest one to make, but it never hurts to ask for an extra hand.

 

Caring for an aging senior is a loving task but it can be tiring to even the most committed family caregivers. Every situation is different. You may need just a few hours of the day to run errands or to take some personal time.  Perhaps you need daily help for a loved one while you are at work or overnight help if you travel. You may even feel that your loved one’s care requires more training and experience than you can offer.

 

In all of these cases, in-home personal attendants can bring relief to you, while maintaining your loved ones’ happiness in familiar surroundings. If you need a care partner immediately or have been planning to look into personal care services as a future solution, AccentCare can help ensure the you and your loved one get the support you need.

 

What are some considerations when making senior care choices?

In wanting what’s best for your loved ones, it can be challenging to manage their care. When hiring in-home personal caregivers, there are certain factors every person should consider:

 

  • Schedule and availability
  • Trustworthiness
  • Training
  • Insurance, in case of injury on the part of the caregiver
  • Background checks
  • Cost that is most appropriate for your particular situation

 

AccentCare takes the qualifications of its care partners, and the services that they deliver, very seriously. Every caregiver has undergone a comprehensive background check, is covered by worker’s compensation and is trained to meet a variety of client needs.

 

Nothing is more important than planning for a comfortable life for a loved one. Get in touch with us today so we can discuss your specific needs.