Home Care for Seniors in Salisbury NC
You’ve been taking care of your aging father for several months. Maybe it was following a heart attack or stroke that hospitalized him. Maybe it was following major surgery when the doctor said he was going to need some extra support, especially help with some basic tasks around the house, including preparing meals, cleaning, and possibly even getting into and out of the shower.
You may be trying to determine whether you should continue as his primary caregiver or if home care would be the better option at the moment. When you are faced with this particular dilemma, here are four signs that could very well indicate your dad would do better with home care support.
Sign #1: He seems uncomfortable with your help.
You may have the best of intentions, but if your father seems uncomfortable or awkward when you are there to help get him out of bed or into the shower, don’t dismiss his feelings. If he has expressed discomfort with the arrangement, discuss the prospect of having a home care aide stop by and help him out in the morning instead.
Sign #2: You don’t have enough time to devote to him.
You may have a number of things going on in your life at the moment and, as a result, can’t really be there for him as often as he needs. When that becomes the reality, it’s time to discuss the prospect of relying on a home care aide to help out.
Sign #3: He is recovering from a major medical emergency.
Whether it was a heart attack, stroke, major surgery, pneumonia, or anything else, it’s best to defer to an experienced home care aide. An experienced caregiver will likely know certain things your father can or should be doing to maximize his chances of making a full recovery.
Sign #4: He has expressed interest in it.
If your father has mentioned, even in passing, the prospect of relying on outside assistance, it may be his way of telling you that it’s time to discuss this. You may have been intent on providing all of the support and care yourself, but he may see that as taking a tremendous toll on your own life or he may not be comfortable with everything going on.
When you notice any of these signs, or more, then it’s time to seriously consider the prospect of a home care aide.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Salisbury, NC, contact the caring professionals at TenderHearted Home Care today. Call us at (704) 207-0265
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