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Customized In-Home Care Services in Valparaiso, IN
Care services in the home can help people at any stage of aging. At Home Instead, our Care Professionals focus on your needs when providing you with in-home care services in the Valparaiso area. Whether you need help daily or just a couple of times a week, our Care Pros help seniors and aging adults safely age at home with dignity.
A study by Home Instead® found a vast majority of older adults (86%) want to stay in the home for as long as possible. Home Instead Merrillville, IN puts aging safely in the home first for our clients. Moving yourself or your aging loved one out of the home isn’t the only option when activities of daily living (ADLs) become difficult. It could, simply mean you need some help.
These are things to look out for when deciding if you or your loved one need help in the home.
- Household bills start piling up
- Reluctance to leave the house
- Losing interest in meals
- Declining personal hygiene
- Declining driving skills
- Scorched pots and pans
- Possible signs of depression
- Missed doctor’s appointments and social engagements and isolation
- Unkept house
- Losing track of medication
It may be time to talk about more assistance at home with your loved ones if you notice any of these signs. It is important to have this conversation as a family. This change to accepting help may be scary for you or your aging loved one. Getting help with daily tasks can be seen as a loss of independence or freedom. Uniting everyone involved in the goal of keeping the aging adult at home is a great way of calming these nerves and working towards supporting the person in need. As the plan develops, it is essential to get the support of the family and the senior to ensure they know this is a collective choice. Once everyone is on the same page, you can turn your focus to picking the best fit for in-home care and asking the important questions. The choice to keep a senior in the home is to aid in their comfort as they age, so you need to be comfortable with where you choose to get the necessary help.
Does In-home Care Fit My Needs?
Whether you need help with daily activities or post-surgical care, in-home care is a great option. Life as we age can become frustrating or even scary, but remaining home with in-home care provides a level of security in a place that is familiar. It provides continued independence with the addition of help completing tasks that have become too much while maintaining the comfort of home.
At Home Instead Merrillville, IN, we work to create a plan the specifically addresses the help you or your loved one need to safely remain in the home. Our Care Pros are available for a range of services. Whether it is simply assisting with keep the home tidy and organized or more substantial assistance is needed, Home Instead is here to create a personalized plan to help senior age at home safely and with dignity. Also, if your needs change, we will be there to help you through.
Learn more below about the services we offer in Valparaiso or contact us today at (219) 793-9023 to start your personalized care plan.
Whether you desire our 24-hour home care services because it's affordable, convenient, offers security for your loved one, or proven to help ailing patients recover more quickly, the benefits of 24-hour home care cannot be ignored.
Home Helper Services:
Receiving help with home tasks that are more difficult for seniors is often crucial to allowing seniors to continue to live in their home. Plus, our home helper services free up time for family caregivers to spend more quality time with their loved one. Home Helper services include cleaning, laundry, shipping, running errands and helping however we can.
Everyone deserves the peace that comes from having a professional see to the family’s comfort so everyone can focus on making the most of precious time together.
Personal Care Services:
Having an outside caregiver help with personal care such as bathing, dressing and mobility helps preserve important family relationships and preserves the dignity of the senior. Our trained Care Professionals treat each senior with the utmost of respect in all personal care matters.
The best part of our respite care services is that we tailor our schedule to your always fluctuating needs. Whether your loved one needs close caregiver supervision or just enjoys the presence of one of our devoted employees, you can feel reassured knowing that your loved one is receiving quality care while you are fulfilling other family obligations.
Our caregivers are specially trained in our award-winning Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care program and can work with seniors and provide the assistance and encouragement to help them cope with the challenges of Alzheimer’s.