When it comes to providing care for an elderly loved one there are many options, however, there are significant benefits to in-home care. Approximately 80% of the elderly population receives either home or community based care. In-home care improves the quality of life by providing stability and promotes recovery from illness or accidents.
Often times a family takes responsibility for being the caregiver. The caregiver takes on this role added on top of their ordinary responsibilities. This can affect the relationship between the family caregiver and loved one. Caregiving can become overwhelming and the senior’s needs will only increase and require more expertise than the family member can provide.
If the responsibilities of being the family caregiver become too overwhelming, in-home care services are available to hire as needed. If in-home care is not an option, family caregivers can seek guidance and assistance from family and friends, or by hiring the expertise of a Geriatric Care Manager. This will provide you with a piece of mind that your loved one is being taken care of and will give the family member the opportunity to enjoy the time spent with them.