The realization that our aging loved ones need more help than we can give is truly heartbreaking. Indeed, it is instinctive for many people to immediately assume it’s time to look for an ‘old folks home.’ However, there are options that allow for a much easier transition into receiving daily assistance from skilled caregivers. The foremost of these is senior care.
What is Senior Care?
In a nutshell, senior care, or senior home care, is day-to-day professional assistance administered to older people. In many cases, senior care can begin without them needing to move to a nursing home. Instead, this is done through a geriatric care management plan and can be customized depending on the needs of the person in question.
What Does Senior Care Offer?
While every senior care plan is different, here are a few examples of what senior care may entail:
Assistance with moving from room to room, bathing, dressing, and eating.
Speech therapy and physical therapy, which can be conducted in the home.
Care involving wound dressing, pain management, and health monitoring.
Laundry services and sufficient cleaning to keep the home in livable condition.
Assistance with traveling to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, and other such necessary trips.
Reminders and organization regarding the medication schedule of your loved one.
Light-hearted conversation as well as regular social interaction to maintain good mental health.
How Can I Get Started With Senior Care?
Senior care is one of the best ways for your aging loved ones to begin receiving the help they need without requiring the uniquely stressful move to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Senior care plans are highly customizable to meet the specific needs of each person.
At CJ & Associates Care Consulting, we understand the importance of finding the best care possible for your senior relative. Every person is unique and deserves to be treated as such. Our diverse and flexible care plans allow us to work with you and create the best possible match for your aging loved one.