At HealthCentris Frederick, we know that taking care of our parents and loved ones as they get older can be equal parts challenging and rewarding. On the other hand, it can be gratifying to be able to give back to the people who helped take care of you when you were younger and helped you become who you are today. In today’s world, it can be exceedingly difficult to navigate the number of options that exist for elder care, particularly since elder care has become “big business.”
The most important thing to remember as you ask yourself how to help your elderly loved ones is that there is a plan out there that will suit the level of care and treatment that they need. A quality, family-oriented healthcare provider like HealthCentris Frederick will be able not only to advise you on the type and level of care your elderly loved ones need. They will be able to provide a personalized health care plan tailored to your family’s needs.
You Have More Options Than You Think
When deciding how to help elderly loved ones, too often it can seem that we only have two options. On the one hand, we can allow them to continue to live a life entirely independently, with the only help provided by non-professional caregivers like children, spouses, and friends. And on the other hand, we can take on the expense and commitment of a full-time residential care facility.
There are many dangers to selecting the first option, most of which revolve around the safety and security of your elderly loved ones. When they are not in a position to properly take care of themselves, they may be a danger to themselves and to others, which can result in falls, accidents, and even death. In this first scenario, non-professional caregivers like children, spouses, and friends, often find the burden of quality care to be too much. This can lead to animosity, ill will, and broken relationships.
The second option is the costlier option, but it is also frequently unnecessary. This can lead to unnecessary expenses, but also toward anger on the part of the elderly loved ones, who feel that they have been “sent away.”
The Advantages of Home Care
There is a compromise, however. Healthcare providers like HealthCentris Frederick have been providing quality home care for years and can advise you on the level of care your elderly loved one needs. We can also help by designing a tiered, personalized plan that can change as they grow older and more dependent on someone else to help them take care of their daily needs.
A senior who is relatively independent, for instance, might benefit from some version of our home health care plan, which may involve as little as occasional visits and check-ins, or on the other end of the spectrum, full-time companionship. Seniors who have recently left the hospital may likewise need temporary transitional care as they return to their normal lives or go through rehabilitation. These are only two of the many levels of service that we provide at HealthCentris Frederick, all of which can be tailored to your needs and to the needs of the ones you care about.
Contact Us Today
Deciding to let someone outside of your circle of family and friends take care of someone you love is never easy. But the quality of care — and the safety issues that surround that care — are too important to ignore. The burden doesn’t have to fall entirely on your shoulders. When you are ready to reach out for help, HealthCentris Frederick is here to answer your question. Contact us today through our website or call us at 855.886.8710. You’ll be glad you did.