You received the call just the other day and you’re still not sure what to think about it. The home care services agency that you hired to look after your mother is going to be ending its care because it was only going to be for a period of time so that your mother could recover from her injuries sustained when she fell and broke her hip. That time has come and that means you’re going to need to step up, or make other arrangements to check in on your mother from time to time.
How you prepare for the end of home care services is going to be different than how someone else prepares for it. Depending on the needs of your loved one, she may require more care on a more permanent basis. So what are some good tips to help you prepare for this end of in home health care services?
Even though the health care aspect might not be needed any longer, that doesn’t mean that your mother wouldn’t benefit by having an in home care provider stopping by her house on a daily, or even a couple of times a week, basis. The first thing that you should certainly do is sit down with your mother and ask her how she feels, and try to gauge her comfort and confidence level about staying at home without any support.
You should also talk to the in home care provider who was there for her during these past several weeks and get a sense of what she believes is the best step moving forward. If you, and your mother come to an agreement that she would benefit by having a caregiver continue to provide support for her in the future, then talk to the home care services agency and determine what level of support they can provide and the costs.
There’s nothing that stipulates that your loved one can’t receive home care, even if it’s no longer considered medically necessary. Millions of elderly individuals receive some level of support at home as they age, and it can be an emotional and physical boost for them. Once you determine the availability of home care services going forward, you can make the right decision for your loved one and your family.
If you decide that you’re going to continue to provide the support your loved one needs, just make sure that you’ll be able to offer the full level of support required. If you can’t, then consider keeping an in home care provider to continue stopping by to check on your loved one on a regular basis.
If you have a loved one who could benefit from home care services in Lafayette 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.