Many seniors want to remain in their own home. Seniors can be in a variety of different situations. Some have spouses that can help them, some have family nearby, some have friends/neighbors to help and some have no local family. Private-duty home care can enhance all these situations.
If one spouse is taking care of the other one it is very important that the caregiving spouse have time to themselves. So often it is the healthier one that ends up getting sick or hurt before the spouse that is receiving the assistance. Home by Choice can provide visits so that the caregiving spouse can go to the store, enjoy time with their friends and even go to the doctor without worrying if their spouse is being taken care of at home. Seniors that have family in the area often rely on them to take care of all their needs such as shopping, medication reminders, transportation, etc.
Even though the family is more than willing to do this Home by Choice can help by filling in a few days a week so that the family can take care of their own needs. Some of the services that Home by Choice caregivers can do include light housekeeping laundry, and meal preparation. Friends and neighbors can be a great resource but they have their own lives. Even if they are volunteering to provide assistance, who is the back up if they cannot make it? Their intentions may be good but they go on vacation, work and have their own families. Seniors that have no local families often slip thru the cracks. When families call they cannot get a real picture of how their family member is doing. The senior may say that they are eating, taking their medications and going to appointments but are they really doing it? By having Home by Choice providing assistance with these tasks you know they are being done.
As you can see having a private home care agency such as Home by Choice is a great option to moving a senior out of their home or separating spouses. Visits can be done for as little as four hours up to 24 hours/7 days a week.