Does the prospect of caring for your aging loved one seem daunting and overwhelming? Do you want to make sure he or she is happy and taken care of, but you lack the time to make it all happen? Home health companions such as ours serving the Metro Atlanta area can be the answer you need.
When you have a loved one who is homebound with struggles such as dementia, frailty, medical issues like arthritis, or other situations that prevent them from caring for themselves completely and independently, you want to ensure that all of their basic needs are met.
Simple activities like meal preparation, light housekeeping, assistance with medications and general health care, errands, shopping, and other chores can be done by a companion, easing the burden from your loved one and your family. Knowing that there is another set of eyes, ears, hands, and feet to help your loved one is invaluable. Their basic needs are met, and you can rest easy knowing that they are being cared for and that they are being carefully supervised.
In addition to day-to-day chores and tasks, another basic need is having someone to talk to and interact with. Humans are not meant to be alone, and yet, when people age, they find themselves without companionship more and more. While family members and other loved ones mean well, it is not always possible to spend as much time with your aging family member as you would like. Having someone on hand to spend time with can make a huge difference in the happiness levels and quality of life of your aging loved one.
Whether you live too far away to provide care or your busy life doesn’t allow you to be your loved one’s full-time caregiver, having someone qualified come in and provide necessary assistance can be a lifesaver. For a loved one who enjoys and needs independence but needs help with some necessary daily activities, it can be the perfect solution.