What To Do When Caring For Your Elderly Parent Is Too Much


We all want to help our elderly parents when they are not capable of caring for themselves. However, it can sometimes be difficult to match up caregiving to your lifestyle. And sending your elderly parent to a nursing home can be a difficult choice. Luckily, there is an alternative to nursing homes, which is assisted living care through a place like Good Shepherd Health Center.

This allows your elderly parent to stay in the home. They also can maintain their own lifestyles with the help of an in-home nurse. You also have the option of in-home visits, in case your elderly parent only needs assistance while you are away or need a break. The help of in-home visits will give you room to relax a bit or allow you to go to work without worrying.

Not to mention that in-home care will be able to provide for your elderly parent in some ways you cannot. For example, with skilled nursing care, the in-home providers can help your elderly parent with their medications, taking their vitals, and being able to identify troubling health issues. This means they can ensure that your elderly parent is healthy as can be and help them maintain their ailments, like diabetes, arthritis, or high blood pressure. In-home care is individually customized to the health needs of your elderly parents and can provide the special attention concerning their health. Because your parent is more of an individual, they will receive 100% of the in-home nurse's attention without having to compete with other residents.

Another benefit to in-home care is that you can visit your elderly parent easily There are no "visiting hours" at their own home. You are free to visit your elderly parent at any time without having to worrying about daily time limits. Not to mention, that you can visit them in the privacy of their own home and not in such a public setting.

Overall, in-home care will allow your elderly parent to receive the health care they require on a daily basis. It will also give you the option to have your own lifestyle while still caring for your elderly parent. It is also a better option since you have the option for temporary care, for when you have to leave the house, and permanent care, in case you cannot live with your parent. Either way your parent is the sole patient of the in-home care and will not have to compete to receive proper medical care.


3 October 2017

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, and the World of Elder Care

When your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones need a bit of extra help, you want to ensure that they are getting the best care possible. That means you need to help them pick out the right nursing home or assisted living facility. On top of that, you need to understand other elements of elder care such as living wills, healthcare directives, power of attorneys, and related elements. This blog takes you through all of it. Just as your parents probably referred to a book once in a while to get tips on how to care for you when you were a baby, you may need some tips and guidance to take care of them. This blog is designed to fill that role.