Hiring a care provider for your aging parent is a great way to ensure that all of their needs are fulfilled in the way that is right for them, even if you have limitations, a busy schedule, or live at a distance and are unable to give them all of the care that they need and deserve. A care provider can help your parent to stay more active, support more independence, and encourage better health and well-being as they age in place. In order for them to get the most benefit possible from this arrangement, it is important that you take steps to make the transition into care as smooth and comfortable as possible. One valuable step in this is process is to ensure that you have given the new care provider the information that they can use to get started on their care relationship with your parent.
Some information that you should consider sharing with a new home care provider includes:
- Their schedule. Predictability and routine are important for everyone, but can be especially valuable for seniors. Having a schedule creates a sense of control and security, and also ensures that their needs are met properly each day. Share their schedule with the care provider so the provider can make sure that they can coordinate with it as much as possible.
- Their preferences. It is likely this care provider will handle care tasks for your parent such as planning activities and preparing meals and snacks. Offering information about preferences, such as their favorite meals or what they do not like, or types of activities that they enjoy, can give this care provider a head start in establishing a good routine with your parent.
- Health information. If your parent is dealing with any particular health issues, make sure that the care provider knows about them and understands how they can impact your loved one. This allows them to give your parent medication reminders, pay attention to symptoms, and alert you to any changes that might require further action.
Being a family caregiver for an elderly adult is difficult. Fortunately, home care is there for you. Starting care for your aging parent is a fantastic way to ensure that your elderly loved one gets everything they need to stay healthy, happy, comfortable, and safe as they age in place. This can mean filling care gaps that might exist in the efforts you give them, stepping in to care when you are not available, or just providing extra support and companionship to your senior for a more fulfilling quality of life throughout their later years. These highly personalized services are specifically designed to address their individual needs, challenges, and limitations in the way that is right for them so that they can pursue as much independence, activity, and engagement as possible.
If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Memorial, TX, contact the caring staff at Personal Caregiving Services at 832-564-0338. Providing Care in Houston, Bellaire, West University Place, Katy, and Sugar Land and the surrounding areas.
In 1989 after selling his family owned food service business, Mr. Gerber pursued his compassion for the elderly by completing his geriatric education and training requirements to be a licensed nursing home administrator (LNFA) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.Previously he received his undergraduate business degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Masters in business administration (MBA) from the University of Houston.In 2003, Mr. Gerber earned his Certification to be a Senior Advisor (CSA).
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