When you have a senior loved one that is aging in place it’s normal to be worrying about their health and safety. If you and your siblings live far away from your aging parent it’s likely that you spend a lot of time worrying about what would happen if they fall and get injured, or have a heart attack, or a stroke. If you’re far away and it would take several hours or a day or more to get to them and you are worried about that, consider 24-hour home care services for your senior parent.
Seniors who have 24-hour home care are never alone so they and their family members don’t have to worry about accidents or injuries that might happen. 24-hour home care gives seniors and their families the peace of mind of knowing that no matter what happens seniors will have access to immediate help and care.
Some of the benefits of 24-hour home care for seniors include:
Not Going To The Hospital Alone
If your senior loved one does have a fall or suffers from a medical emergency and you’re far away with 24-hour home care you won’t have to worry about your senior loved one having to go to the hospital alone. A caregiver can accompany them to the hospital and make sure that they are well taken care of. They can update you regularly so that you will always know what is happening with your senior loved one. While you concentrate on getting there a caregiver will concentrate on keeping your senior loved one calm and ensuring that they are getting the care they need.
An Advocate At Medical Appointments
If a caregiver is taking your senior loved one to medical appointments because you live far away you can be sure that your senior loved one has someone to advocate for them to the doctor which is very important. They can let you know what the doctor said and help your senior loved one with things like getting dressed and getting to the appointment. Having someone to help make sure that your senior loved one gets to their appointments can be a big help for both seniors and their families.
Safety and Security Around The House
One of the most common and justified fears that the families of seniors who are aging in place have is that their parent will fall while they are alone and be stuck or trapped and unable to call for help. But when your senior parent has a caregiver in the house with them around the clock you won’t have to worry about your senior parent being alone and injured. There will always be a caregiver there to help your senior loved one. Having a companion with them 24 hours can also help seniors feel safer, especially at night. There’s a much lower chance that your senior loved one will be the victim of a crime if they are not alone.