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Adjusting Your Loved One’s Elderly Care Services

Adjusting your loved one’s elderly care plan in Wheat Ridge, CO is essential in ensuring they get the care and support they truly need

Picture this scenario: a senior loved one in your life is having more and more difficulties to continue living independently in their own home. They ask you to help them hire a trustworthy caregiving agency and, sure, you choose a reliable care provider and they offer a care plan that works perfectly for Mom or Dad. You see your loved one’s comfort, independence, and quality of life improved significantly. Great news!

Let’s say we fast forward one year. Now, although your loved one’s elderly care plan is still in place, they seem to be struggling again. How did it come to this?

The truth is so many things can change in a year. Senior loved ones often start having new, unforeseen difficulties in the span of a few months or weeks. From this, you can see how important it is to closely monitor and update your loved one’s care services whenever new needs arise. Visiting Angels of Denver can work with you to determine if your loved one’s needs have changed and if their care plan needs to change, as well.

When and How to Evaluate Elderly Care Services

Consider planning one step ahead when it comes to evaluating your loved one’s care services. Try to have an in-depth conversation with your loved one and their caregiver at least once every six months. For seniors with cognitive conditions, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, frequent care reviews may be a more suitable option.

Here are some ideas on what questions to ask and what topics to touch when evaluating your loved one’s care plan:

  • Have any of you - meaning you, your loved one, or your loved one’s caregiver - noticed any recent changes in your loved one’s overall well-being?
  • Does your loved one’s strength or mobility seems lessened or affected by something in the last few months?
  • Does your loved one feel comfortable (or as comfortable as possible) with the care they are receiving?
  • Is your loved one’s current elderly care plan meeting all their needs?
  • Are there areas of care that should be reviewed, adapted or added?

Experienced caregivers are able to spot these issues as soon as they start occurring, so it is most likely that you will be informed immediately after your loved one’s health or well-behavior begins worsening. At Visiting Angels, our caregivers are trained to observe any changes in your loved one and keep your family up to speed regarding their well-being.

Updating Your Loved One’s Elderly Care Plan

Getting additional support for a loved one often requires just a simple phone call or a scheduled in-person consultation with your caregiving agency. At Visiting Angels of Denver, we are always willing to adjust or upgrade care plans for all our clients.

“Great home care means rising to the occasion,” says Visiting Angels President and CEO, Larry Meigs. “That’s especially true when clients’ develop new challenges or difficulties.”

Visiting Angels of Denver is a leading provider of non-medical in-home senior care services. To learn more about the in-home care provided by our staff of compassionate caregivers, please call our Wheat Ridge office at (303) 232-9999 or contact us for more information.

Visiting Angels proudly serves Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.