In-Home Care Gives Aging Parents the Opportunity to Stay at Home

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
November 26, 2013


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As an adult with an aging parent or parents, you may be faced with the dilemma of how to respect your parent’s request to continue living at home even though they are no longer able to manage alone. If you live a distance away from them, you’re not able to provide them with the daily assistance they need. Even if you live close by, you’re likely to be busy with your own family and your job. You can turn to a company such as Bethesda MD Home Care to find professional in-home care for your family member.

Because no two situations are exactly the same, Home Care Assistance plans can be tailored to meet the precise needs of your family member. If your parent is being released from the hospital following an illness, surgery or accident, you probably need some professional assistance with the transition. Having an agency you can turn to that is knowledgeable about the transition process will ease a lot of your stress.

Hourly home care assistance can be arranged if your family member only needs minimal assistance with daily living skills. As part of the services they offer, home care professionals can transport your parent to medical appointments. This can be very helpful if you live too far away to take them to the doctor or if their appointments conflict with your work schedule.

If you are trying to find a way to let your parent continue living in a home they are comfortable in, surrounded by their pets and possessions they are familiar with, you can arrange for live-in home care. Taking advantage of this service is often less expensive than a nursing home option. It is also a way for you to know for sure that you are doing the best you can to keep them happy and comfortable.

Once you establish a good relationship with a home care agency, you can increase the number of visits they make and the services they provide as your parent’s needs change. Balanced care, such as that provided by Bethesda, addresses the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of seniors. Knowing that your parent is being cared for by compassionate professionals who understand the needs of seniors facing a loss of independence, will enable you to continue fulfilling your family and job related obligations without feeling such an overwhelming sense of stress.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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