Ask most elderly people if they wish to stay in their home, even if they are having difficulty coping, and the reply is normally a resounding “yes!” Having to move away from their home, the place which includes so many memories, can be frightening, even if they realize that it’s getting more challenging to cope. But, wishing to continue to be at home and having the option to remain at home, all alone, are two different things. So what can you do? Even as a full-time, live-in family caregiver, you are not able to do it all independently. You need help and it may be that in-home care is the solution.
Lots of families find that planning for this kind of care necessitates the input of a professional who thoroughly understands all of the options. And it’s true — appropriate care coordination from an aging care specialist will help every person involved feel much more organized and secure.
Who Can Help?
Many older people have the need for assistance with a number of aspects of their life, including meal preparation, getting to and from doctors’ appointments, taking medications, and conducting the activities of daily living. Trying to organize all of these facets can be a daunting task for a family caregiver. What many people do not recognize is that home care agencies, like San Diego Home Caregivers, can help identify, locate, and coordinate all of the components for successful aging care at home. They can even unearth possibilities that may not have been first considered.
Home care agencies have resources and contacts that can be incredibly beneficial for families who are in the process of planning for long-term care. The experienced staff and caregivers from San Diego Home Caregivers are always on hand to help individuals who live in San Diego and the surrounding communities. We can help you figure out the right plan of care for your loved one and assist with all his / her care needs, always customized to each individual and including a wide variety of services, such as:
- Assistance with personal hygiene needs, such as showering, dressing, etc.
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals
- Providing friendly companionship to boost socialization
- Light housecleaning and laundry
- Errand-running, such as grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions
- Transportation and accompaniment to medical appointments and pleasant outings
- And much more
Call us at (619) 487-9000, so we can arrange for an in-home evaluation to learn more about the challenges your loved one is facing, and offer solutions, such as a San Diego home nurse or caregiver, to help maintain independence and safety at home.