Elder Care For Your Loved One

Elder Care in Springfield MO For Your Loved OneWhile the idea of elder care may sound frightening at first, it can truly be a blessing to both the family member currently providing care as well as the senior who needs the care.

Taking care of a loved one on a constant basis can be tiring, stressful and overwhelming. This is escalated even more if you are providing around-the-clock care, even if you are splitting it between a few different family members. Having time to handle your own things can be hard and sometimes you just need a break.

So what exactly is respite care? It’s a break for the caregiver for a set amount of time, letting them spend time away from the senior care patient while a trained caregiver from Visiting Angels takes over your day-to-day care.

Three Fundamental Ways Elder Care Can Benefit You & Your Family or Loved One

  1. Elder Care’s Length Can Be Chosen By You. The real beauty of elderly care is that it can be for as short or as long as needed by the family. There is no set time or set hours that limit the care necessary, it is different for every patient.

    Respite care is a great option for someone who just needs a break. Maybe you need an afternoon to yourself where you can simply get out of the house and have some alone time, or meet a friend for lunch. Have a family wedding to attend and don’t want to worry the whole time about mom? With a Visiting Angels caregiver at the house, you will be able to have fun and not worry about a thing.

    Because we understand that you still have to live your own life beyond taking care of your loved ones, elderly care is also available in longer situations, such as for vacations. You can relax and spend some much-needed time away with your family without worry.

  2. Senior Care is Beneficial To The Elderly In the Most Comforting Way. The biggest benefit of elder care for the senior who needs help is the ability to stay in their home. Being able to stay in their environment where they are completely comfortable and without having to make any changes to their routine is extremely important. The alternative to in-home elder care is a nursing home where they may have long wait times to get pills or get a nurse to visit. In their home, they are provided with one-on-one care, ensuring nothing changes from what they are used to and avoiding unnecessary stress.

  3. It’s More than Just Care. One of the biggest benefits to using a service that provides in-home elder care is that it is much more than just the mundane care. The caregivers do more than provide toileting assistance and giving the patient their pills. They become friends. They talk and provide support. Many times it is easier for the patient to talk to caregivers about things they may be afraid of or apprehensive about than it is to talk to their own family.

Beyond being a listening ear, our caregivers also tap into their likes and dislikes. They cook their favorite meals, play cards or listen to music on the porch during a nice evening.

Elder Care: Your Choice When You Need The Best

Elder care is a great option when you need to step away for whatever the reason may be. Talk it over with your loved one so they understand what is going on and everyone will be comfortable with the arrangements.

Visiting Angels Living Assisted Services is one of the most trusted homecare services in America. Contact our Springfield, MO office today to see if we’re the right for your family.

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