When somebody you care about suddenly needs help to stay safe, to get around the house, or to go to a store, you may feel completely helpless when you are hundreds or even thousands of miles away. You can’t really be an effective support system from this distance. However, you have work, your own family, and other responsibilities; you can’t just pick up and leave for weeks or months at a time. That’s why home care is a great option.
You don’t have to sit idly by and just hope.
Maybe this is an aging parent who was injured in a slip and fall accident. Perhaps he or she had a medical emergency like a heart attack or stroke. You rushed to the hospital, taking a few days off from work, but had to get back once you realized that everything had stabilized.
Now that he or she is discharged, what can you do?
Contact a home care agency near your elderly parent and find out what availability they have and exactly what they can offer for support. Experienced home care aides can be an amazing support system for aging men and women who are recovering from any number of injuries or ailments that landed them in the hospital or who are simply dealing with the natural process of aging and beginning to struggle with mobility.
It can remove tremendous stress from lives.
It’s not just the long-distance family member who experiences sleepless nights wondering if their mother or father is in bed okay, if they have fallen and can’t reach the phone, or something else happened. It’s not just that long-distance family member who has trouble focusing at work because they wish there was something more they could do.
The elderly person is also going to be incredibly stressed when trying to take care of themselves. He or she might have difficulty getting their feet out of bed and steadying themselves to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. They might wonder just how they will make it through this next day.
Home care aides provide the support and comfort people deserve.
No matter how old a person is, no matter what their physical health happens to be, home care aides and home healthcare providers like visiting nurses can be a wonderful asset. They improve safety, quality of life, and mobility with physical support. That can provide great comfort to those men and women who live much too far away to be an effective and direct physical support.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Aurora, Canada, contact the caring professionals at Staff Relief Health Care 24/7 at 905.709.1767.
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