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Comfort Keepers In Home Care Services of Green Bay, WI
Comfort Keepers of Green Bay,WI: Why Family Members Should Be Involved in In Home Care Services
Fortunately, there are a variety of in home care services that can help an older adult live a safe, comfortable, and happy life. Some of these options include in home care services, nursing home services, and assisted living services and can allow you as a family member to become involved in your senior’s care without taking on the role of their primary caregiver.
Although you may not be able to commit to serving as your senior’s primary caregiver, you can help them select the right type of in home care services, visit them frequently, and stay updated on how they are doing. To help you decide which type of care is right for your older loved one’s health condition, needs, and preferences, you can ask the following questions:
- What are all of the senior care options available?
- How will my senior’s in home care services be paid for?
- Is there a family member that can be of assistance to my senior at a moment’s notice?
- Has my senior been diagnosed with a chronic condition such as Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease that requires specialized care?
- How does my senior’s personality and religion impact the type of care they receive?
- What are the types of tasks and chores my senior needs help with? Bathing, grooming, and dressing? Laundry, housekeeping, and errands?
- Would my senior feel more comfortable spending the later years of their life in their own home?
By taking the time to truly answer these questions along with other family members, you are likely to come to the right conclusion. If you are unable to, you could always reach out to your senior’s primary care physician and ask them which type of care they believe makes the most sense for your older loved one’s situation.
After you’ve decided on an in home care service, you should meet the caregivers that will be serving your senior. During this meeting, it’s a good idea to educate the caregivers on your older loved one’s particular needs and preferences so that your senior can receive a personalized level of care. In addition, let the caregivers know that you and other family members will be visiting your senior often and would like to stay updated on how they are doing.
Aside from being aware of the type of care your senior receives and the caregivers that they interact with, you can support your older loved one with home maintenance tasks, finances, and other responsibilities that their senior care provider may not be able to help them with.