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Family Caregivers Should Weigh the Benefits of Home Care

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As a family caregiver, have you ever felt pulled in too many different directions? It’s not uncommon. Family caregivers often have to balance their jobs with their parents’ care. They also often have children living at home or a partner to spend time with.

If you’ve ever felt like it’s all too much, you need to look at the benefits of home care. Home care is a great way to remain the main family caregiver without overloading your schedule.

Caregivers Remind Your Dad to Take His Medications

How many times does your dad forget to take his daily pills? If he’s constantly forgetting a dose, it’s a bad habit to get into. Instead, his caregiver can remind him when it’s time to take a pill and if he needs to take it with water, milk, or a meal.

Caregivers Take Care of Your Dad’s Housework

As your dad’s mobility and strength change, it can be tough for him to do everything his home needs. He can vacuum, but he cannot carry that vacuum to his upstairs bedroom. He cannot easily walk down the stairs to his laundry room. Instead, he can have a caregiver do his laundry.

Caregivers Can Accompany Your Dad to Appointments and Stores

Have caregivers drive your dad around to his appointments and area stores and businesses when he needs to run errands. Instead of risking his safety trying to drive, he has a caregiver with him. Plus, his caregiver can assist him with making payments in stores and carrying his groceries.

Caregivers Help Your Dad With Grooming and Hygiene

With some health issues, it can be hard to take care of yourself. Getting in and out of the shower is tough. Your dad needs support as he steps over the side of the tub and settles on his shower chair. His caregiver is there for the support he needs.

His caregiver can help him wash his body and hair. He’ll have help rinsing off, getting back out, and drying off. If he needs skin moisturizer on his body, his caregiver can help with that before he gets dressed. Oral care, facial care, and nail care are also services caregivers can help with.

Caregivers Can Cook His Meals

If your dad is in the habit of microwaving his dinner, have a caregiver prepare his meals for him instead. Caregivers will talk to him about what he likes to eat and come up with suitable meal plans. His caregiver will prepare meals and snacks when it’s time and sit with him while he eats. If he needs help cutting food up, his caregiver can help him eat.

Once you’ve weighed the benefits of home care, make the necessary arrangements for your dad. Talk to an advisor about the cost of home care, the services you need, and how to make the necessary arrangements.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Del Mar, CA please contact the caring staff at A Passion for Care today. Call (858) 798-5005

A Passion for Care is a Trusted Home Care Agency serving San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Point Loma, and surrounding areas.

Pat Melzer

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