There is a welcome alternative to putting your elderly loved one in a nursing home. Elderly home care services provide a less disruptive alternative to nursing home care for family members that are still independent but require someone to look after them and tend to their medical needs.
Sometimes putting an elderly loved one in a nursing home just isn’t the right move for your loved one or your family. The elderly family member isn’t necessarily incapacitated; they just need extra help at times. But neither you nor your family members can guarantee that you’ll always be on hand to see to their needs.
It can also simply be a case of just having someone to look out for your loved one and provide company to prevent the elderly family member from becoming lonely during the day when everyone is out at work or school. It can also be to provide professional medical assistance 24-hours a day at home. Elderly home care services can be adjusted to provide what your loved one and the family needs.
Types of Elderly Home Care Services
But elderly home care services can provide professional care for serious medical problems and situations that mainly afflict the elderly. They require experienced nursing and medical care to make the patient as comfortable as possible and to provide the correct treatment whenever it’s called for.
Dementia is a condition that causes confusion and memory loss. The loved one may not remember where they are or the identities of family members at times. This can be a heart-breaking time in a family’s life and one that requires around the clock care in seeing to all the needs of the loved one.
Palliative Care is where the elderly loved one is nearing the end of their life. They need special care twenty-four hours a day, but the family may not feel that the loved one or the family would benefit by being separated and putting the loved one in a care facility. The elderly family member would feel abandoned and unloved when they most need their family around them.
Dementia and palliative care are two of the most common applications of elderly home care services. But the services can be customised to suit every situation. An elderly family member may be released from the hospital following a procedure and plan on recuperating at home. As the patient is elderly, they may not be able to get around easily and may need assistance to assure their safety when everyone is out for the day.
Elderly home care services will provide just the right amount of supervision to ensure the family member remains safe and comfortable but can enjoy freedom and privacy in their home at the same time.
Do you have an elderly family member who you’re concerned may need more help than you or your family can provide? Please get in touch with Metro Eldercare to explore the many options in elderly care they can offer.