Caring for an elderly parent during this unprecedented time has put a lot of pressure on the family caregiver. Now, as stay-at-home orders and lockdown restrictions begin to ease, people are looking at “getting a break.” Whether it’s a break from being locked down for months, a vacation from work, or returning to some semblance of normalcy, it means more and more Americans will be traveling this summer.
As a result, there could be a lot of family caregivers who step away from their support of an aging parent or other loved one for a week or two. What’s going to happen to that aging parent or grandparent who has been depending on this individual for months? Where will they get the support they need and is it really all that necessary now?
The answer to the second part of the question is yes.
It is still important to have the right care at home for aging men and women in need. That means home care should always be one of the top options to consider for aging seniors. Home care is one of the best options for seniors and has been for some time. Even during the COVID-19 outbreak, stay-at-home orders, and increased health concerns, home care has remained one of the best assets for aging men and women.
Whether this person has been depending on an adult child or spouse during these difficult lockdowns or not, home care aides have the experience and dedication to be the necessary support seniors require.
An experienced home care aide can offer companionship, assistance with basic tasks of everyday life, and can be a wonderful way to ensure the safety and well-being of that senior.
If it was necessary during the COVID-19 lockdowns (and in some states those stay-at-home orders remain in place), then it’s still important. Since it’s still important, for those family members who plan to go away for a week or two this summer, they should consider a home care aide to step in.
What makes home care so valuable?
Experience, compassionate caregivers. That’s what makes home care such an important asset for aging seniors in this country, during a global pandemic or not. Many family caregivers surprisingly discover the value of a home care aide when they hire somebody to take care of an aging parent when they go away on vacation.
When they return, that aging parent is often thrilled to have been relying on somebody with such experience. The family caregiver realizes they don’t have to do all of this on their own.
So, as travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders ease, realize the value of home care. Whether you plan to travel or go away or remain in the area, home care can be a great option for seniors who wish to maintain a higher quality of life.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE IS CONSIDERING HOME CARE IN SUMMERLIN, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE OF SUMMERLIN. 702-800-4616.