When it comes to aging family members, it’s a given that you want to provide the best quality of life for them as they age. However, the “best” might often mean assistance with their care. What that care means may differ depending on your family members’ needs. This care can range from home care assistance, where a caretaker will come into a patient’s home to provide senior care, to assisted living, where a patient may leave home to move into a more closely monitored facility.
Determining which kind of care your loved one needs can be complex, but you don’t need to do it alone. Here are just a few types of care that can be offered to your loved one as they
If your loved one is often lonely living at home or struggles with minor tasks, a companion or sitter can be the best choice for their elder care. These sitters provide light assistance with daily activities that may be difficult for your aging loved one. They also serve as a friendly face to provide the companionship that your family member may be missing.
Their services are offered as often or as little as needed and can help with light housekeeping and emotional support.
If you’d like to remain the primary caretaker of your family member but require assistance, whether, for a few hours, a work trip, or a vacation, respite care is an excellent choice. Respite care is a short-term option for family caregivers who cannot look after their loved ones for some time. Sometimes a business trip comes at the wrong time, or burnout is just getting to you–whatever reason, respite care is the option.
These caretakers will provide home care services for however long is needed, so you’ll have the peace of mind that your loved one is in good hands.
For those who need more constant care but don’t want to move out of their home, in-home senior care is available for those seeking to maintain independent living in the comfort of their own home.
The Alzheimer’s Association recommends maintaining your mental health as one of the most important things about caring for an Alzheimer’s patient. Moving can be stressful, especially if your loved one has lived within their home for years. Ensuring their loved one can remain in their home is just as important as finding the best senior care service.
In-Home Care provides 24-hour service that allows your loved one to maintain their quality of life in a comfortable space. These skilled caretakers offer meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation to and from medical appointments, and more.
Assisted Living in a Community
Whether in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, this care often means moving your relative out of their home into a facility that allows constant monitoring and care. These senior living communities can provide your loved one with continuous care and companionship, allowing them to live comfortably.
However, sometimes to achieve the level of independence that your loved one desires, they might need a bit more care than an assisted living facility can provide on its own. Bringing in outside care, such as companion caretakers or respite care, can be the perfect solution.
For Help With Your Loved One’s Care, Call Companion Care
Humans are unique, so there is no one size fits all care plan for our aging loved ones. With Companion Care of Georgia, we understand the importance of a customized care plan that suits the individual needs of your relatives. Companion of Georgia offers plans from 4 to 24-hour service, depending on your loved one’s condition.
We offer a complimentary consultation with no obligation where we can discuss your loved one’s personal care and determine what plan suits them best. We only provide the most high-quality service, with specially screened caretakers who will treat your loved one with the respect and dignity they deserve. For more information about our services, visit our Private Care Services page or Contact Us to schedule your consultation.