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Companion Care in Havertown: How We Can Help Your Parents Take Care of Each Other

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Has one of your parents been acting as the primary caregiver of the other for some time now? It’s not uncommon for couples to take care of one another in their old age. However, there often comes a point where this situation is no longer safe or effective. With professional companion care services from Visiting Angels® Havertown, your parents can continue to age in place in the comfort and familiarity of their own home while allowing a care provider to take over many of the duties of the primary caregiver. Our local home care agency can provide care services for seniors in and around Havertown, including Broomall, Main Line, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.

Why Companion Care in Havertown is Important for Elderly Couples

It’s not uncommon for parents to highlight the positives of their living situation and minimize the negatives. After all, they don’t want their children to worry. That’s why it’s crucial that adult children pay close attention to their parents’ spousal caregiving situation. It’s also not uncommon for primary caregivers of advanced age to become socially isolated and neglect their own health in favor of the care recipient’s. They may be afraid to reach out for help, especially if they think that doing so would be failing their loved one.

Unfortunately, this behavior can put both of your parents at risk. The parent who is the primary caregiver may be encountering age-related challenges like mobility issues and memory problems that make it difficult to provide proper care for another individual. They may even experience caregiver burnout, a series of negative emotions that often come with a lack of respite from intense caregiving duties.

How Companion Care from Visiting Angels Havertown Can Help

A companion care provider can step in and assist your parents with a range of activities to help make their daily lives more comfortable, from cooking and light housekeeping to mobility support and medication reminders. And since we offer personalized senior care plans, we’ll help both parents with their specific needs. Not only will your parents be able to continue aging in place, they’ll be able to focus on enjoying their time together rather than worrying about caregiving concerns.

Are you ready to talk to your parents about companion care? Contact Visiting Angels Havertown today to schedule an in-home care consultation in Havertown, Broomall, Main Line, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, or a neighboring community.

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