Assisted Living Care Can Be Made Easy
If you have a parent who can no longer manage basic daily tasks, you may worry about their safety and comfort at home. This is especially true if you have reason to believe they’re not eating well, not able to move easily, or starting to withdraw from others. Many families turn to assisted living communities, which allow seniors to maintain a level of independence while receiving ongoing support with everyday tasks.
Within these communities, your loved one may receive regular meals, take part in communal activities, access laundry and housekeeping services, and receive personal care including bathing and dressing support.
However, as beneficial as these services can be for your loved one, you may still have concerns about their overall quality of life. This is especially true if you, like so many adult children, live in a different city or state from your elderly parents, and are unable to visit as often as you’d like.
Your local Visiting Angels® agency can help.
How Personal Caregivers Enhance Assisted Living Care
As the demand for quality senior care soars, assisted living facilities are often functioning at capacity, catering to the needs of many residents at once. While your loved one may have access to many amenities, it’s natural to wonder if their needs are being fully met.
By hiring a personal caregiver from Visiting Angels to assist your loved one, you can supplement the care they receive through assisted living, improve their quality of life, and enjoy greater peace of mind yourself.
The benefits of enlisting a caregiver for your loved one in assisted living include:
- One-on-one attention for more personalized care
A professional caregiver can ensure your loved one has their care professional’s full and undivided attention, with no other distractions or obligations. Your loved one can have their needs addressed in the moment and on their schedule.
- Chance to build a real bond
Since your loved one will see the same caregiver during each visit, they’ll have the opportunity to develop a relationship based on trust, respect, and genuine friendship.
- Direct line of contact for greater peace of mind
In addition to whatever details you receive from your loved one and their community, you’ll have day-by-day insight from their caregiver. This will not only provide a clearer sense of how they are doing but a greater sense of connection and involvement in their care.
How Our Care Can Complement Your Assisted Living Experience
At Visiting Angels, our compassionate care professionals offer personalized home care services for seniors — wherever home may be.
Depending on your loved one’s needs and preferences, we can assist with everyday tasks including:
- Meal preparation
- Errands and groceries
- Medication reminders
- Walking and transferring support
Through our flexible care plans and schedules, we offer seniors the opportunity to age in place at home, or to enjoy a higher quality of life within their assisted living community. We also work closely with families to keep them fully informed and involved in their loved one’s care.
If someone you love needs more support to live comfortably and contentedly at home or in assisted living, Visiting Angels can be there in whatever form they need.