How to Introduce At Home Care for Your Loved One

For a while now, you’ve noticed your loved one becoming more forgetful. They’re not taking their medications on time or eating properly and, when you come to visit, their house is a mess. They also seem disheveled and confused. If this sounds familiar, it may be time to introduce at home care from Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado.

Steps Toward At Home Care

For someone who’s lived independently their entire life, at home care can feel like a loss of freedom and privacy. That’s why it can be helpful to start off slowly to make the transition easier. If possible, it would help to include your loved one in the decision-making process so they can select their own caregiver. Also, it would be helpful to have the caregiver come to their house a few hours each week in the beginning to get to know your loved one. In addition, you may want to have your loved one’s caregiver start off by performing tasks outside the home, like grocery shopping and running errands, then gradually integrate them into the household routine.

How Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado Can Help With At Home Care

At Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado, our goal is to deliver the highest quality at home care to our clients. We want to give your loved one the kind of care and support they’ve given you over the years. We also want to keep your family member safe and healthy while still maintaining an independent lifestyle. That’s why, in addition to meeting their physical care needs, we’ll also encourage them to visit old friends, pick a favorite hobby back up, and stay active and social.

We’re There When You & Your Loved One Need Us

You can’t be there all the time to help your loved one. With Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado, you don’t have to be. You can enjoy quality time spent together, rather than worrying about your aging family member. Whether they need help a few hours a week, or 24/7 private duty care, we can be there.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Help with bathing, grooming, dressing, and personal hygiene
  • Assistance with walking and mobility issues
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping and meal preparation 
  • Transportation for errands and appointments
  • Reminders to take medications
  • Respite and companion care
  • Additional, specialized services for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s

At Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado, we’re available around the clock to meet your loved one’s at home care needs. We even have an after-hours phone number to call when an urgent situation arises. When you call, we will respond in 15 minutes or less. That’s a promise.

At Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado, we provide at home care to seniors throughout Alamosa, Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, and Farmington NM. If your loved one lives in one of these areas and needs compassionate at home care, call our office today.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.