It can be hard to decide if in-home care is right for your loved one. While we have clients who come to us for a variety of reasons, there are five main reasons why families choose home care. If your loved one suffers from any of the following, in-home care assistance could be exactly what you need! Ease your mind and let your senior remain comfortable in their own home. B’Zoe Home Caregiving Services has seen a majority of clients coming to us for these five reasons.
The first reason people may need in-home care is lack of mobility. As we age, our muscles can get weaker and our joints can become stiff and sore. Losing mobility can make completing daily tasks much harder than they were when we’re younger. In-home care can be required when your loved one’s mobility issues start to affect their daily routine. For example, arthritic in the hands can make it nearly impossible to button shirts, zip jackets, tie shoes, etc. An in-home caregiver will be able to assist your senior with dressing to make sure they always look and feel ready for the day. More serious mobility issues involve problems walking resulting in a cane or walker. You might be apprehensive about your loved one living alone in their house in such a state, so a caregiver is a great option. Falls are extremely common among senior citizens, and they can be serious. Having a caregiver visit regularly will give you peace of mind because your loved one will not be alone for days at a time.
Another common reason why people seek the assistance of a homecare company is diabetes management. Older adults can develop diabetes, typically Type 2. When you aren’t used to living with the disease, it can be scary and frustrating to get a hold of. In-home caregivers can make the process easier by checking blood sugar levels, assisting the senior with insulin, preparing healthy meals/snacks that are not going to spike blood sugar, and more. Many people struggle to manage their diabetes at first, even more so as an elderly person recently diagnosed. There are rules and regulations that your loved one might not be used to following, so their caregiver can remind them what the doctor said. You can relax knowing that someone is with your loved one to help them along the way and make sure that they stay happy, healthy, and well. While many non-medical in-home care companies will not formally administer insulin to seniors, our caregivers will make sure the blood sugar reading is correct and will help your loved one determine what is needed to regulate their system.
Elderly people are sadly more prone to heart conditions than their younger counterparts. The heart is one of the hardest working parts of the body, and it can suffer wear and tear over time. Dietary and lifestyle changes as we age can also affect the heart’s function, putting seniors at risk of diseases and conditions. When someone has a heart problem, they are given a very specific set of rules to follow by their doctor or cardiologist. Typically, excessive activity, too little activity, heavy lifting, and unhealthy foods make the “do not” list. Hiring an in-home caregiver for your loved one can help in many ways:
Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia are terrible diseases. They affect the cognitive function of your loved one, making them lose their memory and struggle to complete tasks that were once second nature to them. Caregivers are specially trained in caring for Alzheimer’s patients and understand what the disease is and how they can relieve some of the stress that comes with it. B’Zoe Home Caregiving Services offers services for dementia patients such as grooming help, dressing help, companionship, medication reminders, and more. Aging in place is a fantastic option for seniors with dementia because they get to stay in an environment they are comfortable and familiar with. Dealing with the progressing illness is hard enough without them needing to worry about living somewhere they don’t know! Keeping them at home also allows you and other family members to visit however often you’d like, and allows you to set the schedule, rules, and routine. Your loved one will appreciate having the family over often and the familiarity of it all can help slow the effects of the disease.
Did your senior/adult family member just get out of the hospital? Following surgeries or hospital stays, older adults might need some extra help around the house. That’s where in-home care comes in! Just about all caregiving companies offer short-term commitments for post-hospital care. You can hire a trained caregiver to stop in and help out your loved ones as they recover. B’Zoe Home Caregivers will help to keep your loved one and their home neat and tidy. We’ll take care of miscellaneous tasks as well as provide companionship while your senior is isolated during their recovery period. Having someone to talk to can really lift a patient’s spirits, and we’re sure they’ll love the caregiver we match them with!
Still unsure about choosing in-home care? Feel free to do some research about different senior care options. In addition to home care, you have assisted living facilities and retirement homes. Aging in place is the most preferred arrangement according to many surveys of seniors, but you should choose what is right for your family and situation. B’Zoe Home Care has a staff of highly trained caregivers that are matched to clients based on personality, needs, and lifestyle. We guarantee your senior will love their caregiver! Learn more about our in-home care services at https://bzoehomecare.com/. Call us at (206) 953-4900 to schedule a FREE consultation! We look forward to hearing from you.