Hiring a Home Caregiver: Before an Emergency Strikes

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senior caregiverIf your aging parent suddenly had a medical emergency and needed assistance at home, would you know what to do? If you answered no, you are not alone. There are many families who do not think about care for an aging parent until it is too late. It is important that adult children and families of elderly adults have a plan in place so if an emergency does happen, proper care is provided to ensure that health and quality of life is not compromised.

Home Care Assistance of Columbus recommends researching and evaluating all of your loved one’s care options as soon as possible. This can help make sudden emergences less stressful and will prevent you from making last minute decisions while you are in crisis mode. One care option is hiring a professional caregiver. A caregiver will be able to provide your loved one with quality care and assistance and if an emergency does occur, can increase their caregiving hours to offer maximum comfort and support.

The transition from independent living to assisted care at home can be hard to adjust to. Seniors who suffer from a sudden medical emergency typically struggle with the transition because they fear losing their independence. At this point, seniors view the caregiver as the first step in the transition to a nursing home. However, if seniors begin utilizing a caregiver prior to an accident, fall or emergency, they are actually provided with quality care and assistance that enables them to remain within the comfort of their own home.

With help from an hourly or live in-home caregiver, seniors are provided with a variety of benefits to help them maintain their independence and dignity. Whether help is required a few times a week or full time assistance is required, a caregiver assists with a range of activities including meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, personal care and transportation.  Families are given peace of mind knowing their loved one is professional and caring hands.

If you are considering hiring a home caregiver, Home Care Assistance is a preferred provider of home care in Columbus. Our experienced caregivers are highly trained and offer care on a flexible schedule that meets the needs of seniors and their families. Care can be used to support family caregiving schedules or to enhance respite routines.  Specialty care and assistance is also available for seniors who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or have recently suffered from a stroke or hospitalization. Schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 614481-8888and learn how hiring a home caregiver can help enhance the life of your elderly loved one.


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