One of the toughest conversations a family will have is about whether their aging or ill loved one needs assistance and support, and what kind is needed. It can be stressful to anticipate whether the individual will agree and accept care. Nine out of 10 seniors prefer to remain in their own homes, rather than be moved to an assisted living facility or nursing home. The care team at Home Care Assistance, with three offices in the greater Chicago area, helps seniors age well at home.
Many seniors fear the loss of independence and physical frailty, and don’t want to be a burden to their families. But their families need to make sure their loved ones are safe and capable of taking care of themselves. Some signs that they aren’t doing that include worsening forgetfulness, poor hygiene, a messy home, bruising from a fall, a change in personality and social isolation. These symptoms could be signs of dementia or the inability to manage medical conditions, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
These signs often indicate a conversation about care should take place. Home Care Assistance can help. Our Client Care Managers can assist with everything from arranging family meetings to discuss the situation, to providing the needed level of care, which can range from a few hours a day to 24-hour live-in arrangement. Introducing care should be a positive conversation since caregivers can help promote the independence of your loved one. Home Care Assistance caregivers are there to help when it is needed, to stand back when it is not, and provide a regular source of comfort, compassion and understanding. The care team at Home Care Assistance is available to help you speak with your loved one about in-home care and how a caregiver can help promote their independence, where they prefer: at home. Give our professional care team a
call today at 847-906-3991.