Home Care Help During the Summer
The summer can be an exciting time as you welcome warmer weather, longer days, and sun-filled vacations. However, if you are the primary caregiver for a senior loved one, your summertime fun can cool down as you struggle to manage caregiving duties with your other responsibilities and plans.
While it may be tempting, you don’t have to put everything on your shoulders this summer.
Professional senior care is a resource you can depend on to bring a sense of warmth and elderly companionship for your loved one at home and give you time and energy to focus on your summer obligations without experiencing caregiver burnout.
5 Reasons to Use Professional Home Care in the Summer
As temperatures increase during the summer, your senior can be at a higher risk for heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration, high blood pressure, and more. Professional caregivers from Visiting Angels can ensure your loved one is safe and comfortable at home while creating peaceful and enjoyable atmospheres to thrive.
Here are a few reasons why families rely on professional senior home care during the summer months:
- Travel and vacation
Going on vacation, heading out of town for work, or attending a far-away event can be stressful if you support an older loved one. A Visiting Angels’ caregiver — through a respite care program or routine arrangement – can spend time with your loved one to provide the personalized attention they require and the peace of mind you need.
- Increased childcare responsibilities
Whether your kids are home on summer vacation or you receive a visit from relatives with youngsters, you will want to take advantage of the time together. Visiting Angels can provide professional assistance for your senior while you shuttle your children to various activities or head to the amusement park or pool.
- Time for household projects
Warmer weather provides an ideal opportunity for outdoor projects such as mowing the lawn, painting the porch, gardening, or renovating a patio space. While you tackle weekly chores or extensive jobs, a Visiting Angels’ caregiver can be at your loved one’s side.
- Busy schedules due to seasonal jobs
If you work in an industry that gets busier during the summer, Visiting Angels can support your loved one while you focus on work. Summertime in-home care might be ideal if you work in landscaping, pool maintenance, hospitality/tourism, construction, or other industries that are in peak season when the weather heats up.
- More time for seasonal hobbies and activities
After being cooped up indoors during the winter months, it’s nice to take extra time to enjoy your favorite activities during the summer — and the same goes for your loved one. Having the support of Visiting Angels will give them the opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather by working in the garden, taking a walk, or participating in a hobby. And, when you know your loved one is being well cared for at home, you can enjoy the activities you love without worrying about your senior’s well-being while you’re gone.
Visiting Angels Provides Summertime Care Solutions
Professional, compassionate care from Visiting Angels could be the solution you need to help you and your loved one get maximum enjoyment this summer.
With flexible options that allow you to schedule care when needed, you can support your senior as they age in place while staying on budget. And when the fall rolls around, you and your loved one can extend the care arrangement depending on your family’s needs.
Contact your local Visiting Angels home care office today and learn how in-home care can make the summer feel brighter.