Family caregivers who are balancing trying to work, take care of their kids, and take care of a senior parent have a lot to try and manage. Often these members of the “Sandwich Generation” can find it overwhelming trying to take care of both kids and their aging parents. But in-home care providers can help alleviate some of those responsibilities.
If you’re exhausted and struggling because you’re trying to make sure that your senior parent has everything they need and your family does too in-home care can give you the breathing space you need.
Some of the ways that in-home care can help family caregivers include:
Taking Seniors To Medical Appointments
Have you struggled in the past to get time off from work or find daycare for your kids when your senior parent needed to go to a doctor’s appointment? Getting to your senior loved one’s home to pick them up, getting them to the appointment, getting them home, and making sure they are settled can be difficult to do when you have work and a family to contend with too. But if your senior parent has in-home care they can make sure that your senior parent gets to their appointment on time and gets home safely.
Running Errands And Shopping
Running errands, shopping, and getting a senior parent to appointments for things like haircuts can also be difficult for family caregivers. A senior home care provider can take your senior parent to appointments, go shopping with them, help them make grocery lists, and even take care of pets and make sure the pets have everything they need. Running the house doesn’t have to be as difficult as it has been. There is help out there.
Housekeeping With In-Home Care Help
In-home care also helps seniors by doing light housework. Dusting, vacuuming, laundry, and other household tasks can be taken off your plate by a care provider who will also help your senior loved one prepare meals and do dishes. With all those household tasks already done when you do see your senior parent, you can spend quality time together because you won’t have to be focused on doing the housework. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to watch a movie with your parent or enjoy a cup of coffee with them instead of having to rush through household chores in the limited time you have to spend with your parent?
Another important benefit of senior home care is medication management. With skilled organization, a care provider will make sure that your senior loved one’s medication are all current and full. You won’t have to worry about your senior parent running out of a key medication or you have to run out at the last minute to get something refilled. With in-home care, your senior parent’s medications will be expertly managed so that you and your senior parent can be confident they are always getting the right medications at the right times.
If you or a family member need to hire In-Home Care Services in Fort Lauderdale FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. We provide service in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Margate, Pompano Beach, and Tamarac.
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