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How to Know if Home Care is No Longer Best

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Senior-medication-LR.jpgA loved one might be sick, injured, or have Alzheimer's. For a while, home care was sufficient. It's important to know when it's no longer what's best for you or your loved one.

Health is Declining

Your loved one's health might be declining faster than what you are able to keep up with. This isn't anything you have control over. If you're not able to provide the same level of care, it might be best to explore a nursing facility.

Tasks are Overwhelming

There might be a variety of tasks that are simply too difficult to do at home with you as a caregiver. Such things include:

  • Eating
  • Bathing
  • Transferring
  • Dressing
  • Toileting

There's nothing wrong with asking for help, and if it means better care for your loved one, it's important to know when home care is no longer the best option. Nurses know how to deal with these tasks better, and have more equipment at their fingertips, too.

The Doctor Says So

Although doctors will allow home care, they might not always recommend it. They want what's best for their patient and sometimes that means ensuring that they are getting 24/7 care by someone who has a medical degree.

There are plenty of signs that home care isn't the best option any longer. Keep your eye out for signs of stress, deterioration, and more. Often, it requires you being honest with yourself in terms of what you are able to handle.

At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!

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Topics: Home Care