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Extended Family Can Feel Like a Great Resource, but Experienced Home Care Is Best

Home Care for Seniors in Charlotte NC

The Nuclear Family is no longer as prevalent in American society as it once was. Today, families are spread all across the country and even around the world. Some cultures still prefer that loved ones stay as close to one another as possible, and this can create a strong extended family.

Home Care for Seniors in Charlotte NC

Home Care for Seniors in Charlotte NC

That might not seem all that important for a while, but as certain family members get older, begin dealing with certain health issues, and struggle to take care of themselves, that extended family can be a great asset. For those who ultimately become family caregivers, it can be a lot of stress and anxiety. A lot of extended families don’t actually look into home care support services because they assume there are plenty of people to help out and make sure the senior or disabled adult family member is safe, comfortable, and has what he or she needs.

There are plenty of home care options available. 

Just because a person may have a lot of extended family members in the area, that doesn’t mean relying on those loved ones is the best option. Nothing beats experience when it comes to quality care for an aging individual.

What many family members focus on first. 

One of the biggest concerns loved ones have when witnessing a parent, grandparent, or other person in their family getting older is safety. Because they worry about safety, they have a tendency to discourage those seniors from pursuing certain activities or doing other things they would love to do, mostly because it may be considered risky.

Experienced caregivers fully understand the value of activity. They realize how important it is to maintain a high quality of life. Discouraging someone from doing certain things because it may be considered risky at their age can lead to a lower quality of life.

It could cause a person to sit around and wish they were more active, wish they were continuing to spend time with friends, or missing the days when they could go out and enjoy gardening, going for a walk in the park, or even playing golf, for example.

Some people are not capable of doing things they used to enjoy. Others might be able to pursue those activities with the right type of support. Family caregivers often have other responsibilities, including their regular jobs or raising children of their own. They may not have the time they’d like to devote to properly supporting their loved one, but as long as that senior is safe, they might not think beyond that.

Extended family can be a great resource and support system, but nothing will ever beat experience when it comes to home care support for seniors.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Charlotte, NC, please contact the caring staff at BlueDot Cares. Call 704-586-9248.

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Kevin Bilderback

Owner at BlueDot Cares
Kevin Bilderback, CEO and President of the BlueDot family of companies, founded BlueDot’s first healthcare company, BlueDot Medical, in 2002.Since then, BlueDot has become one of the fastest growing companies in America and has made Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies five times (http://www.inc.com/profile/bluedot-medical).Kevin attributes the growth to hiring amazing people who provide great care and inspire independence in the home.

Kevin’s passion to inspire independence has helped over 40,000 local families regain independence in the home.It was through helping these families that Kevin identified a gaping hole in the health care sector.People want to recover and age at home and current in-home care options make it hard and inefficient to do so.Families have to piece together providers for the needs of their loved ones.

Kevin founded BlueDot Cares to fix this challenge for families.BlueDot’s family of companies provides a synergy of care allowing loved ones to recover or age where they want to – at home.Families can feel comfort that their loved ones not only have the most supportive and best caregivers; but also, they will have the equipment they need to remain safe at home.

BlueDot has grown over the years because Kevin truly cares, the employees care, the referring physicians care, the current clients that refer friends and family to BlueDot CARE!BlueDot is part of the community and is honored to show the community that BlueDot cares through a corporate initiative.For every new BlueDot Cares client, a bed will be purchased for a child in need in the community.

BlueDot cares and will inspire in more ways than one!

For more information on Kevin and BlueDot, please visit his LinkedIn Page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-bilderback-1bb3326)

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