Ask the majority of elderly people if they plan to stay in their home as they grow older, even if they are struggling with the challenges of aging, and the response is typically a resounding “yes!” Facing a move from their home, a place with so many memories, can be intimidating, even if they admit that it’s getting more challenging to manage. But, wanting to stay at home and being able to continue to live at home safely, all alone, oftentimes do not go hand in hand. So what can you do when seniors want to stay at home as they age? Even if you’re a full-time, live-in family caregiver, you cannot really do it all without help and you may want to consider hiring a professional in-home caregiver.
A lot of families find that preparing for this kind of care necessitates the insight of a professional who thoroughly understands all of the options. And it’s true — proper care coordination from an eldercare specialist will help every person involved feel much more prepared and secure.
Who Can Help?
Many older people can benefit from help with various facets of their life, such as meal preparation, getting to and from doctors’ appointments, taking medications, and conducting the activities of daily living. Attempting to coordinate all of these tasks can be a challenging undertaking for a family caregiver. What the majority of people do not recognize is that home care agencies, like Live Well at Home, can help identify, locate, and organize all of the elements for successful care at home. They can even identify possibilities that may not have been first considered.
Home care agencies have resources and contacts that can be very helpful for families who are in the process of preparing for long-term care. The expert staff and caregivers from Live Well at Home are always happy to help those who live in Sacramento or the surrounding areas. We can help you determine the right plan of care for your loved one and provide assistance with all care needs, including a wide variety of services like:
- Assistance with personal care needs, such as bathing/showering, dressing, etc.
- Planning and preparing nourishing meals
- Offering friendly companionship to improve socialization
- Light housecleaning and laundry
- Errand-running, such as grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions
- Transportation and accompaniment to doctors’ appointments and enjoyable outings
- And much more
Call the experts in at-home care in Sacramento and the surrounding area at 800-478-1209, so we can arrange for an in-home assessment to learn more about the challenges your loved one is facing, and offer solutions to help him or her – and you, as well. See our full California service area here.