Research demonstrates that the elderly want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Yet the older a loved one gets, the more difficult independence becomes. We believe companion care can help. Over the coming weeks we will discuss how companion caregivers can help overcome 10 major challenges faced by the elderly and by their families and loved ones. Please contact us at 888-791-8449 or Stay at Home if you have questions or would like more information.
Staying at home can be a monumental challenge for the elderly, but it can be just as much of a challenge for the people who love them.
Let’s say your mom is at home alone. How do you make sure that …
… she’s eating right?
… she’s taking her medications on the proper schedule?
… she has regular social interactions when you can’t visit every day?
… she has safe rides to doctor’s appointments and social engagements?
What do you do when she calls you in the middle of a meeting telling you she feels dizzy and unwell? What do when you call her and she doesn’t answer?
What do you do with the guilt you feel for not being a superhero with unlimited time and energy?
If you find yourself overwhelmed caring for an elderly loved one, you should know two things.
First, you’re not alone. According to a 2010 MetLife study, Americans taking care of their parents lose nearly $3 trillion in wages and benefits.
Second, and maybe more important, you don’t have to do everything yourself. We’re here to help. Stay at Home exists to help people like you. We make sure your mom or dad is eating right, taking their meds on schedule, and getting safely to doctor’s appointments and social gatherings. We look in on them regularly and give them someone to gab with. We can make sure the house is neat and the dishes are done.
Please look into how we can help you. Love does not mean having to spend your time frazzled and worried.