It’s hard to see your parents get older, especially when they need some help around the house. Often with age, their physical abilities diminish and they can’t do the things they used to. Illness, surgery, chronic pain, cognitive decline and disease can all take a toll on an elderly person and cause them to rely more and more on friends and family. That’s why you’ve stepped in as their family caregiver.
However, it’s all too easy to get caught up in taking care of their needs all the time and forgetting your own. It’s not uncommon for family caregivers to start ignoring hobbies, friends, jobs, spouses and children because their caregiving demands are too great. If you are like many caregivers across the country, you really need some time for yourself, but don’t know how you can leave your loved one alone. The answer is to hire home care providers.
What are Home Care Providers?
Home care providers are trained professionals with experience in caring for seniors and disabled individuals. Home care providers like Alan Homemaker and Companion Services, provide in-home care in many cities and towns across the Boca Raton and Palm Beach areas. They can be scheduled for just a few hours a week or a more regular regimen. You can feel comfortable knowing your aging mom or dad is in the care of a licensed home care provider.
What Can Home Care Providers Do?
Home care providers assist elderly adults with a number of tasks, depending on the need. Some seniors simply need help with certain strenuous activities like housekeeping, laundry and grocery shopping. Home care providers can also assist with pet care, errands, transportation to appointments, and companionship needs.
How to Find In-Home Care Services
The best way for you to find a home care provider is to ask around for references. If you have friends or family members that use a company like Alan Homemaker and Companion Services, see what their feelings are. You can also get referrals from your loved-one’s doctor or physical therapist. Other places to get referrals include community senior organizations, hospitals, social workers and the local chamber of commerce. Pay attention to the company’s credentials and licensing to make sure they are compliant with your state.
You should not feel guilty about hiring a home care provider to help you and your loved one. If you don’t get regular breaks, you could suffer from being overstressed. Too much stress can affect your physical and mental health, causing the quality of your care for your mom or dad to decrease. With a careful evaluation of your aging parent’s needs as well as your own, you’ll be able to find a home care provider that fits everyone’s schedule.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering home care in Boca Raton, FL, please contact the caring staff at Alan Homemaker and Companion Services. Call us at (844) 925-2644. We service Palm Beach and Broward Counties in Florida.