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How Elder Care Aides Can Help Family Caregivers

Jeanette didn’t know what to do with her elderly mother, who suffered a stroke a week ago and was preparing to leave the hospital soon. Because of her full-time job and her own family, Jeanette knew she wouldn’t have the time to tend to her mother’s daily needs. All her siblings lived far away and her mother lived alone. The medical social worker at the hospital recommended that Jeanette look into elder care assistance. Jeanette was surprised to learn that elder care assistance was an option and she promised to look into it right away.

 

Home Care Murray UT

Home Care Murray UT: Helping Family Caregivers

 

Many adult children are entering into a phase of their lives when they become the family caregiver for their aging parent or other elderly relatives. Because of the demands of their own families, careers and community responsibility, elderly care can be difficult to do. However, when aging relatives can no longer succeed at their necessary daily tasks, the help must come from somewhere. That’s where elder care agencies can help.

 

An elderly person’s health care needs can change in an instant, and even long-term age-related conditions can prevent someone from being able to take care of themselves completely. An elder care aide can be a vital and important part of an elderly person being able to live independently and still get the help they need. Elder care aides can assist with bathing, hygiene, meal prep, transportation, cleaning, and more. It’s an ideal solution for adult children and their aging parents.

 

Family caregivers can also work with the elder care agency to find the right people who come into the elderly person’s home as an aide. Aides need to be trained and certified, fully bonded and insured. Some seniors may prefer either male or female aides and may want someone that speaks their native language if possible. Schedules can be customized to fit the elderly person’s needs and the best elder care agency will be able to provide estimates for the cost of each level of care required.

The advantage of hiring a home care agency to provide an elderly person with an elder care aide is immense for busy adult children who cannot take on the role of family caregiver full time. Because there is no one-size-fits-all family, the best elder care agencies offer flexible solutions for every need.

 

Elderly adults may resist the idea of a stranger coming into their home and interfering with their day. However, most seniors recognize that without an elder care aide, they would probably end up in a long-term care facility or have to move in with an adult child. Most elderly adults like their independence and are not in a hurry to leave their homes. Over time, as they get to know the elder care aides, elderly people generally like the arrangement very much.

 

When an elderly parent or relative is recovering from an injury, undergoing surgery, or dealing with long-term or chronic conditions due to aging, sometimes the best thing for adult children to do is to hire an elder care agency to step in and assist. Not only does it help the elderly adult, but the family caregiver can then enjoy their time together instead of struggling with an overloaded schedule and unnecessary guilt. Hiring an elder care aide is a winning solution for every family member.

 

Are you or a loved one considering Home Care in Murray, UT? Please talk to the friendly staff at December Rose Senior Care at Home. Providing Home Care in Highland, Utah and Surrounding Communities.
801-427-ROSE (7673)

 

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Alan and Stephanie Jones, Owners

December Rose Senior Care is a local in-home care agency owned and operated by Alan and Stephanie Jones in Highland, Utah. While both Alan and Stephanie bring professional and practical experience to their business, it has been the fulfilling and educational aspects of assisting their parents through the aging process as well as raising their five children that encouraged them to start a personal care agency. In particular it was the humbling experience of caring for a special needs son and moving a parent from in-home care to assisted living that helped them realize there are many families who are caring for loved ones that need help. Their desire is to combine these experiences with over twenty years of medical sales and marketing, eleven years working with senior and elder populations among our Veterans and Native Americans, serving on multiple school boards and local legislative roles, to develop in-home care that exceeds expectations and honors seniors as the foundation of this country.
In their spare time, Alan and Stephanie are all about family and enjoy So. California beach vacations, watching their children’s sporting events, reading, participating in church and community activities, watching favorite shows together, participating in Boy Scouts, running and yoga.

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