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Why Hire a Professional In-Home Caregiver

Last updated on February 13, 2022

When someone you love needs help to manage daily activities at home, it’s important to take proactive steps to keep them safe, comfortable, and content. For many families, hiring a professional in-home caregiver is an effective and considerate way to promote their loved one’s health and happiness every day.

For seniors, mobility issues and other aspects of aging can lead to fears they’ll lose their independence and that they may have to leave their home and community. With the help of a professional caregiver, seniors who struggle with basic tasks, like cooking and grocery shopping, can receive the care they need and stay happily in their home.

The Benefits of Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

In-home caregivers can assist with a wide range of day-to-day tasks while enriching your loved one’s life in the process. These tasks often range from preparing meals and cleaning up around the house to transporting your loved one to their appointments and making sure he or she keeps up with all of their medications.

Caregivers can also provide discreet support with more intimate tasks like bathing, getting dressed, and using the bathroom. With this support, your loved one can maintain their personal hygiene — which is important for their health and self-image — while minimizing the pain, discomfort, or risk of a fall.

While the concept of inviting a stranger into your loved one’s home may feel unnerving at first, the best care professionals are skilled at building warm, trusting relationships so their clients feel at ease. In fact, that companionship can be vital for seniors who have grown more isolated at home.

If you live in another area and aren’t able to visit your relative regularly, a professional caregiver can be there to provide daily support your loved one. Caregivers providing long-distance care can also give out-of-town family members regular updates about their loved one’s day-to-day life and condition.

Additionally, if you’re one of the millions of people across the country tending to a senior family member, hiring a caregiver can offer the relief you need to rest, recuperate, and keep up with other aspects of your life. Respite care allows you time to focus on your own needs while ensuring your loved one has the support they need as well.

How Visiting Angels can Meet Your Loved One’s Needs

As you approach this decision with your family, consider your loved one’s preferences alongside their care needs. Does your Mom want to remain at home as most seniors do? Which activities does she find more difficult to perform on her own? Are there times of day when she could benefit from more support than your busy schedule can accommodate?

At Visiting Angels©, we can help you address these questions during a free home care consultation. Then, we can work together to create a care plan and select the right caregiver for your loved one.

We offer customized home care services that are available at any time, day or night. Our caregivers assist seniors with a wide range of care needs. These include:

  • Walking assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Grocery shopping and preparing meals
  • Transportation to appointments and for other errands
  • Laundry and other basic housekeeping duties
  • Hygiene and grooming care
  • Specialized care for dementia
  • End of life and palliative care

Our compassionate caregivers are bonded and insured and have each undergone a rigorous vetting process to verify their skills and experience. Based on your loved one’s care needs and personality, we’ll recommend an in-home caregiver whom we believe will be the best fit.

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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