Finding Help for Your Loved One Online

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Managing a loved one’s care doesn’t just take a village. Sometimes it requires advanced research skills and a master’s degree in organizational development, too.

Consider these five ideas to help you find the senior care you need online: 

  1. Get local in-home help. Does your parent need at-home assistance, for such chores as doing the laundry to plain old daily companionship?  Caring.com’s Senior Living Directory offers in-home care agencies, most of which provide personal care assistants. Since you’ll want to find a good personality fit between parent and helper, be sure to check out the ratings and reviews from a wide variety of caregivers who’ve been in your shoes.
  2. Save time with home delivery. With the proliferation of delivery services, it’s easier than ever to have essentials such as meals and medications delivered to your parent’s front door. Many major grocery chains and pharmacies (as well as HMO medical plans, including Medicare Senior HMOs and standard Medicare drug plans) have instituted home delivery that you can manage from your computer. In addition, organizations like Meals on Wheels, with 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs in the U.S. providing more than one million meals to seniors in need, deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited.
  3. Take advantage of adult day services. Adult day services – also called adult daycare – offer seniors an engaging alternative to the isolation some experience at home. Plus they give the primary caregiver a much-needed physical – and mental – break. You get the relief of knowing your parent has lots of opportunities to socialize in a supervised setting. Search adult day services to find a facility near you – and to see ratings and reviews from those who can give you the lowdown on their experiences. Some even offer health monitoring, exercise, and door-to-door transportation.
  4. Get respite with temporary assisted living. What if your parent needs to recover from surgery or an illness in a safe, temporary place? How can you manage care when you’re away for work and vacation . . . or you just need a respite? Consider one of the numerous assisted living facilities that offer short-term stays
  5. Explore options for hospice care. Demands on a primary caregiver are even higher when the end is nearing and your loved one needs palliative treatment. Explore options for hospice care near you that will offer comfort, compassion, and support for both you and your parent facing a life-limiting illness.

 

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Contact Pure Home Care Services at (586) 293-2457 today!  If you live in Shelby Township or the surrounding area, we can help you care for your loved ones.

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