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In Home Elder Care or In Home Services

At some point in life you may be faced with the challenge of providing elder care for a parent, spouse, or close friend. The active, self-sufficient person you have known for many years may slowly begin requiring additional help. Sometimes elder care giving sneaks up on us and you may not realize the actual amount of care someone may require. Although many people would like to continue the care of an elder family member or friend, it may not always be possible. If you are the only person able to step in and become the caregiver, you may want to consider contacting an agency that provides elder care to assist you. Discuss the type of care that is needed with the agency. Is it long term elder care or just help while recovering from an injury or hospital stay? Do they need medical care or help with everyday errands, hygiene and home care issues? Meet with the caregiver to review medication schedules, interactions, daily routines, and appointments. Informing a caregiver about the client and their needs will make the transition go smoothly.

It is also important to talk about the possibility of elder care with the person requiring the care. Do they prefer to stay in their own home or move to a facility? Be sure to also address any concerns they may have to make them feel at ease.

Whether you have to make a decision quickly or are planning ahead for an elderly loved one, rely on an agency that can fulfill all your elder care needs. One resource for elder care is Visiting Angels. They take the time to learn about the needs of their clients and prepare a schedule that will make them feel comfortable. You may read more about Visiting Angels by visiting their website at Be prepared for the future and learn about elder care today.

If you're interested in our compassionate home care services for you or a loved one, contact your nearest Visiting Angels home care agency today or call 800-365-4189.
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