What You Should Consider Before Getting Started with Respite Care from Visiting Angels McKinney
If you are the main caregiver for an elderly family member or friend, you know what it is like to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Family caregivers who don't have the proper resources may find that letting a loved one to stay in their own home may be emotionally, physically and financially taxing for them. You may enjoy spending time with your loved one and feel relieved that they can stay in their own home, but the responsibilities of being a caregiver can start to feel like a burden after a while.
Your health and well-being may suffer as you try to manage the demands of your personal and professional lives, in addition to caring for your loved one. As a result, you may feel like you never get a chance to relax and recharge.
Consider Visiting Angels McKinney's in-home respite care services if this describes your current predicament.
Our respite care services will let your loved one age in place at home in a safe and comfortable setting. Our caregivers are able to provide assistance with day-to-day activities and monitor your loved one’s behaviors and well-being, freeing you up to concentrate on your own need. We have been helping seniors in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Prosper and all over Collin County maintain their independence since 2008.
Professional in-home care from Visiting Angels can provide you the peace of mind you need to know that your loved one is in capable and caring hands.
Is Respite Care Right for You?
Before beginning professional respite care, you should first determine if this is the best option for you and your family. You may be able to handle your loved one's care on your own for the time being, but there may come a point when it makes more sense to enlist the services of a senior care expert.
Before getting in touch with Visiting Angels McKinney, consider these five questions:
Does my loved one need help with walking, eating or other everyday tasks?
Elderly family members may have difficulty caring for themselves or their homes as time passes. Due to a variety of age-related physical and cognitive conditions, a senior's capacity to stay self-sufficient might be impeded. In the event your elderly loved one is unable to get out of bed or walk, or if they have difficulty moving about the house, they may be in need of in-home care. As a family caregiver, you may think you can manage these responsibilities without any trouble. As your loved one ages, you may want to consider hiring a professional caregiver so that you don't have to be fully responsible for their well-being.
Does my loved one need help taking daily medication?
You should make sure your loved one takes their medicine as directed whether they have a chronic disease or are suffering from the symptoms of a brief illness or injury. However, ensuring that older adults take their medications on time may be difficult for family caregivers. A qualified home care agency, such as Visiting Angels McKinney, may provide medication reminders for its clients. That way, you can be sure that someone will be there to help your loved one remember to take their medication.
Is my loved one getting enough exercise?
It's important for seniors to maintain an active lifestyle since doing so may minimize their risk of acquiring certain health problems. There are a variety of factors that might make it difficult for a loved one who is struggling with joint pain, fatigue or lack of space in their house to maintain their current level of activity. If your loved one is having difficulty staying active, our caregivers can provide encouragement and fun, engaging solutions to keep them in shape.
Is my loved one getting enough mental stimulation?
Older adults should engage in mental as well as physical activities in order to maintain their health and well-being. When it comes to finding cognitively stimulating activities for your loved one, you may not have the time. If that's the case, our caregivers can spend time with your loved one and show them fun things to do that will keep their minds active.
Am I giving myself enough free time?
Caring for an aging loved one is a wonderful and unselfish duty. Having said that, you should also make time to concentrate on your personal needs, such as your job, your family and even yourself. With our respite care services, we may be able to help you take a break from caring for your loved one.
How Respite Care from Visiting Angels McKinney Can Help You and Your Loved One
Both your loved one and yourself may be able to benefit from professional respite care from Visiting Angels McKinney, as it provides an extra layer of assistance to let your loved one age in place.
When you choose to work with Visiting Angels, our professional caregivers will visit your loved one at home and according to his or her schedule.
We will collaborate with you and your loved one in order to develop the best possible care plan, which will place an emphasis on the in-home care services that your loved one needs in order to continue to feel secure and at ease in their own home. The caregiver can then help with basic day-to-day tasks and can even go grocery shopping or help make meals.
Our respite care services benefit families in so many ways, including:
- Helping seniors remain at home while comfortable, happy and safe
- Giving seniors opportunities to make new friends or participate in fun activities
- Reducing the likelihood of elder abuse and neglect due to caregiver burnout
- Protecting the mental and physical health of family caregivers
- Giving family caregivers the chance to relax, run errands or schedule appointments
- Giving families peace of mind
Call Visiting Angels McKinney at 214-491-1999 to schedule a free in-home consultation and learn if respite care is right for you.