Home caregiver discusses different home care options with a senior couple.

When Senior Parents Have Different Care Needs

Last updated on March 19, 2024

When Mom and Dad need additional care at home, you may feel overwhelmed and discouraged to be at their beckon call and know how to provide for them appropriately — especially if both parents have different care needs.

You might look to a live-in senior care facility as an option, but these facilities may separate your parents in order to address their individual care requirements. For a couple who has spent decades together, sudden separation can be emotionally distressing and could lead to increased feelings of depression and social isolation.

Senior Home Care Can Help Both Parents

In order to help your senior parents age in place safely, comfortably—and together—Visiting Angels offers a range of personalized programs to match each parent’s home care needs, including:

  • Companion Caregiving
  • Companion care assists with essential tasks your parents may have trouble completing on their own, including light housekeeping, running, errands, and meal preparation. Companion caregiving can be useful for seniors who can safely care for their spouses but no longer have time or energy to devote to themselves or their individual daily activities.

  • Personal Caregiving
  • A personal caregiver (also known as a private caregiver) provides all the services of a companion caregiver plus assistance with dressing, hygiene, bathing, toileting, and medication reminders. If your parents want to continue living together at home but one needs more help with bathing or using the restroom than their partner is able to provide, personal care can be an ideal option. 

  • Specialized Home Care
  • Visiting Angels offers a wide range of specialized home care services through our Life Care NavigationTM Program. Caregivers can assist one or both of your parents with:

    Whatever your parents’ care needs, Visiting Angels can find the right program or combination of personalized programs to support them.

  • Respite Care
  • If you are regularly caring for an elderly parent or one of your parents is caring for their spouse, respite care can provide a much-needed break to avoid burnout and help maintain personal and healthy relationships.

    Find the Right Home Care for Both Parents

    Helping your senior parents age together safely and comfortably at home can be a challenge, especially when each spouse has different care needs. If you need help finding the right home care for each parent without separating them, Visiting Angels’ senior home care is your best solution.

    Our care coordinators can provide a free home care consultation to discuss the best services and programs to help your senior parents with their personalized care needs.

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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