Health challenges are more stressful for the elderly. In home elder care allows them to deal with their ailments in familiar and secure surroundings and with the emotional and spiritual support of an in home care giver.
There are many issues around caring for your ailing elderly loved ones. Many of the issues are difficult to anticipate and, when they arise, they can be a source of stress and anxiety.
More and more people who have the responsibility of caring for an elderly person are turning to in-home care as an alternative that makes the situation better for everyone involved.
Providing in home elder care benefits you as a care giver by freeing you of the day-to-day responsibilities of care giving and allowing you to concentrate on the love and compassion your loved one needs. Free of the stress of practical care giving, you can better appreciate the situation and work to make your loved one more comfortable and secure.
Growing old is never easy, but, if we are fortunate, we will live a healthy life and enjoy our golden years. But, health challenges in our elder years can be very stressful because they come at a time when we are least able to deal with them. Hospital stays can be a source of anxiety and confusion when faced with unfamiliar surroundings and strange faces. Our hospital care is good, but it is not designed to take care of a patient’s individual emotional and spiritual needs.
In home elder care puts your loved one in the most comfortable environment possible, with familiar, reassuring surroundings. Just being at home can make the patient feel better, which means they are better able to deal with their health issues and can have an easier recovery. You and your family will have more access to your loved one, in a less stressful atmosphere, so you can be more helpful and supportive.
In home elder care is clearly a better alternative to hospitals, institutions or caring for the patient yourself. However, it is important to choose the right in home caregiver. You need a person who is a qualified medical professional who is trained to look after the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of your loved one. You also need the support of an organization that understands the situation and can give consistent care for as long as you need it.
Qualicare’s Personal Care Managers are registered nurses specifically trained to give compassionate in home care to elders.