Make Caring for Elderly Parents Less Stressful With Homecare Services

Make Caring for Elderly Parents Less Stressful With Homecare Services

Posted on July 30, 2013 by ECR Louisville in Blog, Caregiver Education, Education, Home Care Non-Medical, Transportation
The situation can put a strain on relationships as well. While their adult children are happy caring for their elderly parents in their golden years, the care and cost can take a toll on relationships between spouses, children, and the elderly parents. To make matters worse, their elderly parents often feel guilty asking their children for help in the first place, further causing strife in the home.

While caring for elderly parents can be challenging, it doesn’t have to put unnecessary stress on the household. Professional homecare is typically the best option for everyone.  Homecare gives adult children the peace of mind that the care of their elderly parents is in good hands. As a result, the adult children don’t have to take time off of work, feel guilty for working late, or generally feel frazzled by the daily responsibilities of caring for elderly parents. Spouses can also enjoy private time alone and spend quality time with their children without worrying about their elderly parents.

Ultimately, a homecare agency brings stability to a bustling household by ensuring the constant care of the seniors living in the home. And, statistically, homecare makes everyone’s lives better. According to a study by the U.S. General Accounting Office, people who receive homecare live longer and have a better quality of life than those who don’t.

The benefits of having a homecare agency caring for elderly parents extend into the financial realm as well. Research shows that homecare is far less costly than other forms of care for many types of services. A family caring for elderly parents can expect to pay only one-fourth the cost of a nursing home and one-tenth the cost of hospitalization.

Those are impressive statistics. But what do homecare services offer adult children who are caring for elderly parents? Homecare services are uniquely suited to every situation and the needs of the elderly parent but, generally speaking, homecare services include:

  • Personal care, such as help with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Managing medication, such as reminding the elderly parent to take their medication at specific times and ensuring that they don’t take too much
  • Transportation, such as taking the elderly parent to and from appointments
  • Grocery shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Running errands on the senior’s behalf
  • Laundry
  • Making sure all areas of the home are safe
  • Ensuring proper nutrition

Homecare agencies offer many additional services to make caring for elderly parents a much easier and less stressful process for their adult children. The bottom-line is that homecare agencies provide personal one-on-one care so their adult children don’t have to juggle work, kids, and the stress of everyday life. They can maintain their lifestyle with the knowledge that their elderly parents are being properly cared for by a professional homecare agency.

If you’re caring for elderly parents and you want to learn more about homecare services, visit www.CambrianHomecare.com or call 877.422.2270.

About the Author
  •    Rhiannon Acree is the founder and president of Cambrian Homecare. From its Long Beach, California inception in 1996, Cambrian Homecare now serves four Southern California counties, employing outstanding caregivers that provide customized, flexible, non-medical homecare seven days a week. Visit www.CambrianHomecare.com or call 877.422.2270.