Question: How can you keep Mom and Dad healthier at home?
Answer: Give the gift of ongoing personal care from a home health agency.
Adult children of senior parents may be both concerned about their parents’ health and overwhelmed with their own work and home obligations. Families are facing higher costs and smaller budgets. People who were thinking of retiring must now put that off and keep earning and saving. If your plan to provide part-time care for your folks has gone up in smoke, you can still find a cost-effective route to ensuring their safety when you can’t be there. In-home personal care can be contracted on a full- or part-time basis, at rates that rival those of expensive nursing-home facilities.
Delay or avoid the day when your parents must move to an institutional care center. With effective personal care and RN supervision, seniors who still have their health can preserve it while remaining in their homes. Adult children can be relieved of the worry and stress of not being able to check in on Mom and Dad as often as they’d like. Forget about giving birthday and holiday presents that nobody needs. Get your siblings to pool funds for personal care, and let your parents know you love them every day.
Our counselors and RNs at Partners in Healthcare are available to talk with you about your in-home care needs including how to reduce caregiver stress while providing better, affordable care. We are a senior care agency providing elder care in Orlando, 407-788-9393.
Hank Charpentier, BSB, MBA, MA, Certified Senior Adviser