The Bridge To A Decision: Care At Home While Making Plans

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Caring for a loved one can be challenging. Family caregivers often find it difficult to balance the demands of their own lives with the pressures of providing consistent help.

Many caregivers also grapple with difficult issues and choices. Is an aging parent safe at home alone? Is it time to move a loved one to an assisted living facility or other senior community? For many families, aging in place at home with assistance is an ideal choice. It’s a safe and affordable solution that allows a loved one to stay in the comfort of their own home while also supporting family caregivers. If a move is the best option, finding the right place for a loved one can be a time consuming and confusing process.  There are many different types of group homes and senior living communities.  Finding the right one is critically important to have a successful move.

If you’re considering a move take the time to do it right and while you are evaluating options, get extra support at home to make sure your loved one is happy and safe.  This can reduce the stress on the caregivers who need to care for a loved one, find a new place for a loved one to live and continue with all the demands of their busy lives.  Here’s how we can help. We can be a support bridge to a decision while you explore the best living options.

Support when you can’t be there. Whether you’re caring for a loved one on a daily basis and need a break or live thousands of miles away, Assisting Hands caregivers provide peace of mind and ensure that your loved one is safe and receiving personalized care. Assistance with daily living activities such a bathing, grooming and medication reminders preserve a good quality of life

Help with day-to-day activities. Assisting Hands caregivers can help with the daily demands of housework, such as laundry, vacuuming and washing dishes. Our aides can also help by driving to medical and other appointments and grocery shopping and help with cooking and cleaning up after meals.

Offer caring companionship. Assisting Hands caregivers provide social interaction with activities like reading, cards, games, watching television, meals and more. They often become trusted friends that keep your loved one from becoming lonely and socially isolated.

Provide an affordable option. One of the biggest concerns for those caring for an elderly loved one is the cost of care. Depending on the number of hours needed per week, in home personal care is less expensive than living in many senior communities and can be adjusted to add or reduce hours based on your loved ones changing needs.

Managing busy families along with the emotional decisions that must be made when caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. Assisting Hands provides home care in Montgomery County and Northern Fairfax County. We can help. Our mission is to provide our clients with personalized care that enhances their quality of life in a nurturing way. Call us at 301-363-2580 and let’s discuss how we can help.