We understand how daunting it can be to find a nursing home for your elderly parents. Especially when you had promised them you would never put them in one. The fear of uncertainty and all that stress associated with the health of your parents can surely cripple your mind with a dash of guilt. But what if we tell you that you can take care of your parents at home easily. Yes, you read that right!
While it may seem impossible to provide home care for your aging parents, it doesn’t have to be this hard. In this post, we will list some helpful tips to care for your parents at home.
Seek The Help Of Professionals
You may not realize it, but your aging parents need more help than you think. Living all alone comes with plenty of mental, emotional, and physical challenges. Furthermore, taking care of your parents along with a full-time/half-time job can get extremely overwhelming. Therefore, it is essential to seek the help of professionals.
While you can take charge of the entire caregiving work, hiring an in-home caregiver can give you some peace of mind. Plus, you get to check on them every day.
If you’d like, you can ask the caregiver to keep track of your parents’ needs in a notebook so that you can figure out whether they require some special help or not.
Hire A Home Care Agency
Caring for elderly parents requires complete dedication. It involves a lot of hard work -- from preparing meals to washing clothes and attending to their needs. And it is normal for you to get engrossed in your own life, and not find enough time for them. But you don’t have to feel guilty about anything. You can hire a home care agency to take care of all your parents’ needs.
Based on how much support your parents need in all the key areas, contact the top home care agency in your area, and shortlist the one that is willing to attend to your parents’ needs completely. Make sure the agency covers the below-mentioned key areas:
- Home Safety
- Medical Support
- Meal Preparation
- Social Interaction
- Chauffeur Services
- Personal Hygiene
Get Paid For Caregiving Services
Caregiving is a tough job. And relying on someone else for your parents’ caregiving is even tougher. But did you know that you can get paid for providing care for your parents? Yes, you heard that right!
It definitely takes a lot of time and energy to care for a family member. The stress increases tenfold when you are the only member earning in the family. But not anymore when it is possible for you to get compensated for your caregiving services.
According to the CDPAP, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program issued by the NY state, the beneficiary of the program can choose their own personal caregivers. They can hire family members and friends as in-house help, and in return, the caregiver can get paid for their services. So, don’t let the financial stress pull you down. Check your parents’ eligibility for CDPAP, and apply for the program now.
When your aging parents need help to stay healthy and safe, you might get confused on how to handle the situation. And that is totally natural. The first step should be to start a caregiving plan at home. Not only does this help you feel more in control of the situation, but it also helps your parents feel comfortable. Plus, it helps you evaluate all the options at hand.
But this doesn’t mean you have to handle it all alone. You can hire the right caregiving professionals. You must also be open to accepting help from friends and family.
Caring for your aging parents can get emotional and mentally frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Therefore, in this post, we listed 3 helpful tips.
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