A majority of seniors want the freedom to remain in their homes as they age. Home Care allows Woodstock seniors to remain in their home, with some help. To accomplish this, many family members take on the role of caregiver to provide their elderly loved ones a safe environment and forgo the costs of assisted living facilities. However, the amount of time that’s required to provide that high level of care can have a negative impact on family caregivers. Home Instead Senior Care® is here to help. Home Instead CAREGiversSM are bonded and trained to provide the highest level of compassionate, quality care. Home care can relieve some of the strains from Woodstock family members that are caring for an elderly family member.
Home Instead Senior Care services encompasses a lot of different factors and can include as little or as much aide as needed. Some Woodstock families may opt for it to include personal care, such as bathing, brushing hair and teeth and helping to use the bathroom. While others may need medicines distributed at certain times, assistance walking, going up stairs and general help with mobility. Another service that home care provides is running errands, buying groceries, cooking, cleaning and walking pets. These can often be overlooked during difficult times but are especially important to provide a calm, clean, upbeat environment. An often undisclosed benefit of home care is giving a family member a break to take care of their own lives and to give the senior a form of companionship, someone to talk with, read with, share stories with and just have a person present to help prevent loneliness and guilt of being a burden to one’s family. Home Instead Senior Care services include:
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