When contemplating senior care for your elderly parent or loved one, you likely think the options are a senior community or hiring a caregiver from a home care agency. In reality, you can do both!
Some seniors require ‘round-the-clock care due to medical conditions, while for others it’s just about convenience or circumstance. Despite the fact that your parent is living in a senior community, it can continue to be difficult to try to juggle work and family life, as well as doctors’ appointments, errands, and even just social visits. This is when a caregiver/companion can help.
When you enlist the help of a private agency within a senior community you are supporting not only your loved one, but also the community care staff and yourself.
The benefits of a caregiver/companion are many. They are able to provide individualized support for loved one’s with dementia and assist with feeding together with helping with all other care needs. However, it’s not just about supportive care. A caregiver companion can also;
The life in a senior community can become lonely, despite interactions with staff and other residents within the senior community. Moving a loved one to a senior community often means moving further from friends and family, as well as from the lifestyle he/she has always known. A caregiver companion frequently enables the transition to be less lonely with their visits and helping your loved one venture out to see friends, attend church or participate other day-to-day activities.
If you’d like to learn more about how our caregivers and senior communities can co-exist to help both you and your loved one, give us a call.
Living Assistance Services offers a team of personal caregivers (PSW’S) to provide home health care, elder care, palliative care and chronic disease care all over southern Ontario.
We provide safe, trusted, compassionate senior home care where seniors want to be as they grow older–happily at home. Many home care services are available, including health/care assessments, personal care, meal prep, housekeeping and laundry, chronic disease care (Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer, Parkinson’s) and palliative care.