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3 Things to Consider Before Getting Home Care for an Elder Loved One

When an aging friend or family member is no longer safe living on their own, home care can be the ideal way to ensure they’re able to remain in the comfort of their home while still receiving the assistance they need. If you are currently considering whether or not this is the right choice for your parent or loved one, there are a few things to ask yourself. Capital City Nurses is happy to answer any questions you may have – to help ensure that you are prepared before making that first inquiry.

What Level of Care Do They Need?

Home care is not a one size fits all service. In fact, it’s one of the most personalized services available. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are available to come on a daily schedule or a few days a week or even on a less frequent schedule. The level of care is tailored to the client’s needs. For those who are in need of around-the-clock care, nurses may be available on a live-in basis. In addition to considering a schedule, you will also want to consider the specific needs your loved one may have.

What’s Most Important?

Which duties that a caregiver can perform are the most important to make the life of your loved one better? Is it help with “Activities of Daily Living” such as bathing, dressing, changing, toileting and meal preparation and assistance walking or is it medication reminders and companionship? Having an understanding of your loved one’s needs allows an experienced Care Coordinator to make helpful suggestions and to make the perfect caregiver match for your needs. The scope of care for a Capital City Nurses caregiver is broad, so if a client has all of these needs, we can accommodate.

Is Memory Care Necessary?

If a loved one is suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer ’s disease, this is certainly something you will want to bring to the attention of the home care agency. Patients with memory issues are often in need of more specialized and focused care, you will want to ensure that the caregiver assigned to your loved one is experienced in caring for individuals with these conditions and that the agency offers up to date training on caring for people suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s. Capital City Nurses offers exceptional care to those with these conditions.

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Posted on
June 25, 2015
Capital City Nurses