Benefits of engaging a home-care service early enough.
I have had the opportunity to speak to many families in need for home care services. It is usually a challenging step to make, especially if the aging parents have been living independently for a long time. However, when they can no longer perform the same duties they have been performing, it becomes a concern that weighs down heavily on the adult children and other relatives.
There is, however, a great benefit in engaging external help early.
First, early engagement allows for a smooth transition. A caregiver can be coming in for a few hours a day, for several days in a week. In this early stages, care-giving is not usually a full time need.
Secondly, early engagement helps monitor your aging parents capacity to handle ADL's, and prepares the family for any adjustments necessary for their safety. This helps prevent unexpected falls, kitchen accidents, bathroom accidents, and so on.
Thirdly, the adult children don't have to make life altering decisions based on the pressure to care for their aging parents. They have time to care for their own families, jobs, run their own errands and be at peace that their parents are in good care.
To remain adamant on this need is to welcome the inevitable. Many are either oblivious of the pressure of care-giving, which weighs down heavily on the eventual primary family caregiver. Caregiver Burnout leads to neglect of the loved one, depression resulting from a loss of personal space and happiness, and in many cases, loss of an income/job.
Based on my experience, though at the back of our minds these changes are expected, many remain in denial and brush off the thought of engaging a caregiver. Family members will hustle to cover the need for as long as they can. This may work for sometime and eventually, one - and in most cases, this is usually the last-born of the family quit his/her job in order to be able to meet the ever demanding needs of care-giving.
It is advisable to engage a home care agency of your choice when early signs are detected. The benefits of early engagement include improved lifestyles, happiness and joy for all the family members, and the safety and security of your loved ones, from risks of falling, or kitchen accidents.
I am a son to my Father, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to my beloved earthly dad. I am a father to my three beautiful children, Sherodyne, Ryan & Rehema, a husband to my beautiful and beloved wife Florence.