How 24-Hour Care Can Help Your Senior Loved One
When your aging parent needs additional support during the day, at night, or around the clock, that doesn’t mean they need to leave home to go to an assisted living facility or nursing home. More families are embracing longer-term home care as an option that allows seniors to age in place.
Families often start with home care on an as-needed basis. Your loved one may receive care at home following a hospital stay or assistance with self-care, such as bathing and meals. This limited home care may be effective for many seniors. However, as an illness or condition progresses, so will the need for more assistance to make remaining in the home a realistic option. In this scenario, 24-hour care becomes a viable option for seniors and their families.
Why Choose 24 Hour Care?
24-hour home care enables seniors to remain independent in their homes while receiving round-the-clock caregiver assistance. This care includes help with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, and even meal preparation. Additionally, it includes services such as medication reminders and assistance with grooming and exercise.
Having someone to watch over your loved one will provide peace of mind, as an issue can arise at any time. Typically, a caregiver team rotates shifts to ensure someone is always awake and available day and night to help anytime. A trained and alert caregiver is always awake to care for and supervise your loved one.
Signs Your Loved One Needs Care
Your senior loved one may live alone at home, but their needs and demands will likely increase over time. You may try to schedule regular visits from family members or caregivers to attend to their needs, but a decline in physical or cognitive functions may prompt the need for care on a longer-term basis. Some common signs to watch out for include:
- Frequent falls or compromised balance
- Confusion between day and nighttime
- Difficulty eating or drinking without assistance
- Fainting or confusion due to dehydration
- Wandering from home or getting lost
- An increase in bathroom accidents
- Sleepwalking or wandering during the night
When caring for a senior loved one, it is better to be proactive than reactive. 24-hour home care can ensure a caregiver is available to address any of your senior loved one's personal needs day and night in their own home
How Visiting Angels of Bangor Can Help
Most seniors want to continue living in their homes for as long as possible. 24-hour care serves as a solution for seniors to have constant care at home. It can also allow you or other family members to take a much-needed break with the peace of mind that your loved one is safe and secure in their home.
If your senior loved one requires longer-term care, schedule a consultation with Visiting Angels of Bangor. Our staff of highly trained in-home caregivers is here to provide your senior loved one with care and companionship whenever it is needed.