Being a long-distance caregiver for an aging loved one has considerations even beyond the already stressful responsibilities of providing home care for a senior. It can be very stressful to think about your aging loved one and worry about his ongoing health and well-being when you are not available to be there and take care of him on a regular basis. Hiring home care services can make a tremendous difference in this stress and help you to feel calm and confident about your loved one and his quality of life.
Many people enter into long-distance caregiving relationships with their aging loved ones believing that the arrangement will work out fine because the senior does not need a tremendous amount of help or medical care. In many of the situations, however, it quickly becomes obvious that the senior needs much more help than was originally thought, and the long-distance caregiver is left feeling confused, concerned and overwhelmed at the prospect of the senior suffering from mobility issues, cognitive challenges or medical concerns that need more attention than the caregiver is available to offer. When moving closer to the aging loved one or transitioning the loved one into your own home is simply not an option, hiring home care services can be an incredible relief.
When you are not available to provide care for your aging loved one, a home care services companion can be at the home helping your aging loved one meet his daily needs and providing care that encourages the highest quality of life possible. This in home care provider is available to help with basic daily needs such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, hygiene, light household chores, laundry, grocery shopping and meal preparation, but can also handle more serious responsibility such as ensuring that your aging loved one has transportation to doctor appointments and treatments, and that his conditions are closely monitored to ensure that any serious symptoms are addressed promptly and appropriately. Knowing that an in home care provider is available for your loved one will allow you to focus on the other responsibilities in your life, including maintaining a loving and bonded relationship with your loved one that goes beyond just the caregiving arrangement.
If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of respite care services in Walnut Creek, CA contact the caregivers at Hillendale Home Care. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (925) 948-8280 for more information.