Information about the Senior Home Care Industry
What is it?
The senior home care industry (yes, it is an industry) is more advanced than ever. More than just a retired nurse coming over to check in on your parent from time to time, most services offer a wide range of care options.
Did you know that according to some reports, the population of those aged 85 and older is expected to triple in number between now and 2050 in the United States? On one hand, this is good news as people are living longer but it also points out the need, for many families, for more senior care.
Why use it?
While no one looks forward to the idea of placing one’s parent in a retirement home, that is the reality for many. However, more and more senior home care companies are popping up everywhere making the hope for continuing to live at home more of a reality.
Elderly seniors who continue to live at home are usually more happy, healthy and more at peace. This in turn takes away the worry and stress off the loved ones caring for them. Seniors who continue to live at home are able to hang on to their dignity and sense of personal freedom. The help providers work around the senior’s schedule, not the other way around.
True, some senior home care options are more expensive than traditional retirement home care, but this isn’t always the case. It really depends on the amount of care needed on a daily basis. For those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, the costs could go way up, but the trade off just might make it worth it to you.
Should I feel guilty for using it?
No one plan is right for all and you shouldn’t have to feel guilty that you can’t possibly be with your ailing parent 24 hours a day. If you’re not professionally trained, it is essential that you get support and help from visiting professional caregiver. Not only can a professional caregiver provide the care needed for your loved one, but they can become a source of companionship and friendship for you and your parent. However, not every caregiver is good with bedside manner, so when interviewing a potential caregiver, be sure that they not only love their job but love the people that they serve as well.
Most seniors when given the option would prefer to continue to live in their own home rather than a relative’s house or a group home. With so many senior home care companies to choose from, this proposition is easier and easier becoming a possibility for just about every family.
If you and your family are facing a similar situation in your own lives right now, or will be soon, take the time to scour the internet or phone book for options of senior home care near you.
Why use us?
As you might have guessed, Canyon Lake Senior Home Care is a provider of non-medical senior care services. Our caregivers are professionally trained to provide comforting compassionate care to our senior clients. Call us today to learn more about our FREE In-Home Consultation and Complementary Home Safety Inspection.