Summer's here and hopefully that means a little time away for rest and renewal. But if you're caring for an older adult, a summer holiday may also mean extra worries about how to ensure he or she is safe while you're gone.
Depending on the senior's needs and circumstances, there are different ways to achieve this peace of mind. If they are fairly independent at home but no longer driving, you may only need someone to take them to a doctor's appointment and for a few errands. Or just to pop in once or twice during the vacation to offer some companionship and double check they have everything they need. This can be a trusted friend or relative or a professional CAREGiver who is trained to deal with any unexpected issues that may also arise.
Professional CAREGivers can also help with medication management, which can get thrown seriously (and sometimes unexpectedly) out of whack when there's a change in routine, such as when a family caregiver isn't there to offer reminders, help with refills or notice changes.
For seniors who need more advanced care due to memory or physical issues, professional CAREGivers can offer full- or part-time assistance with everything from meal preparation, to bathing, dressing and other personal services, to specialized care for arthritis, diabetes and other conditions.
At Home Instead Senior Care, all of our professional CAREGivers are highly trained, bonded and insured. So whether you only need someone to care for a senior for a short time, or you are looking for a longer-term solution, you have our guarantee that our CAREGives will provide the same trusted, compassionate and capable care.
For more information about our services, please contact us!
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