Who Will Change Your Lightbulb?
As people grow older, there are things to consider that often get overlooked. For example, there may come a time when a simple task, like changing a lightbulb, becomes too difficult to do on your own. It’s the attention to these little details that make in-home care services so valuable. While in-home caregivers aren’t repairmen, they do assist with general tasks that enable people to age comfortably within their own homes.
Being surrounded by familiar and treasured memories fuels well-being. Companionship, housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, medication reminders, errands, and respite are just a few of the ways in-home caregivers can help people stay independent.
When is it time for in-home care services?
Having the assistance of an in-home caregiver does not need to require a full-time commitment. The caregivers at Alegre Home Care are available for part-time help and even quick-care services. The time for in-home care assistance is usually earlier than most people think. With personalized care plans, people can begin with as little help as is needed, and then scale up as the needs for care increase.
There are many reasons why people need in-home care services and not all of them are specific to seniors. Each person has their own set of medical conditions, physical disabilities, or personal needs. Sometimes, it’s a case of caring for aging parents. In other scenarios, there may be a child or an adult with disabilities, or someone may need assistance while recovering from injury.
Ideally, the level of caregiving will only gradually change and you will have enough notice to be prepared for, and accommodate, changes. Try to stay one step ahead by consulting with your physician and healthcare workers about what changes you can expect in your health and mobility.
Benefits of in-home caregiving
In-home care services improve quality of life in many ways. Being cared for in your own home, or in a family member’s home, instead of in a facility with strangers, provides comfort and is beneficial for mental and emotional well-being. Senior in-home care in particular is beneficial for emotional well-being, since moving seniors from their space of comfort can be stressful and disheartening.
Benefits of in-home care services include:
Improved social time
Reduced loneliness and depression
Connection to community
And so much more! For example, being able to keep your animal companions and having help arranging visits with friends and families.
Do you need in-home care services?
Alegre Home Care is here to help! Receiving care at home begins with a phone call and a free consultation. We provide what’s best for you — Alegre Home Care can help you from as little as a 1.5 hour visit, to 24 hour care or even full time live-in care services. Contact us for more information or to schedule a free consultation.