If it’s fallen on you to watch over an aging loved one, you may have a lot of emotions regarding the situation. One of the most prevalent is often guilt. You know they need certain things and you ensure that they get them. But you aren’t able to spend nearly as much time with them as you’d like and you know they’re lonely. That makes you feel bad! But there are home health care options that can aid you in taking care of your loved one’s needs as well as provide companionship for them so you can alleviate their loneliness and your guilt all at once. Here are a few options to consider.
Simple Conversation And Companionship
If your loved one doesn’t need much extra care, or you are able to take care of those needs within your family, it might still be nice for them to have someone to talk to when you aren’t around. When seniors have social engagements, they have a better quality of life. Home health care can lower the tendency for depression and cognitive decline with friendly company, conversation, and a companion over a meal.
Meal Sharing And Preparation
There are some daily tasks that simply have to get done and it can be a lot of work for your aging loved one. Perhaps they don’t need help with every meal, but at least one meal should be hot and wholesome. Home health care can ensure that they get their nutritional needs met and the caregiver can even stay and share conversations over a meal to spend time with them as well.
Laundry And Housekeeping Help
Some seniors want to stay in their homes more than anything, but keeping up with housework can be tough as they age. Home health care can take care of laundry services like washing, drying, and putting away clean clothes. They can also do things like vacuum, make beds, organize, mop, dust, clean bathrooms, kitchens, and straighten up in general. While the caregiver works, they can provide conversation and company for your loved one as well.
Transportation And Errand Help
Being out and about can help your senior’s spirit stay high. They might have a lot of medical appointments and you may not be able to take them every time. Home health care can provide rides to the doctor, the barber or beauty salon, the shopping center, or anywhere else. Caregivers can also aid in grocery shopping and other errands if they get to be too much for your loved one.
Get The Home Health Care Your Loved One Needs
Whether you have noticed that your loved one is simply lonely or they are starting to need reminders for medications or help with grooming, home health care with Agility Health can step in and take over wherever you left off. We want your loved one to get the care they deserve and we will treat them like a member of our own family!