For many people, this is a very sensitive issue, and it really does require considerable thought when you ask, “How do I go about caring for my senior loved one?” You’ll probably wonder whether this is the right time for elderly care, what your options might be in caring for an elderly person, and what kind of concerns and worries your loved one might have about elderly care. All these are legitimate issues, and should be thoroughly addressed before any decisions are made.
Why Gentle Shepherd Home Care?
At Gentle Shepherd, we offer an extensive range of services which are intended to accommodate the status of your elderly loved one, whatever that may be. If you and other family members are already involved with home care for an elderly loved one, we can provide respite care, to give you relief from those responsibilities whenever it’s needed. We can provide in-home care in situations where your senior loved one would otherwise be alone for much of the day. In-home care can be minimal in nature, or it can incorporate extensive assistance and companionship for your loved one.
Your elderly love one may simply require some form of companionship from a caregiver, and we at Gentle Shepherd can provide this kind of care as well. A companion or sitter, is someone who can be with your elderly loved one throughout the day, helping them with normal daily activities, and who is also trained to observe the signs of any developing health condition. It is common for dementia patients to have such a companion in-house, because they need help to avoid becoming excessively disoriented, and to avoid hurting themselves. Our companion sitters can literally be life-saves in such settings.
Some seniors require care after a hospital stay, so they can recover from an injury or a disease in the comfort of their own home. We can provide this kind of recover care, which can be customized to the individual, so that all their needs can be met. If any kind of specialized support is necessary, we can accommodate that as well, since we have experienced caregivers who are capable of delivering that kind of care and support. To get the ball rolling, you can fill out this Assessment Form, so we can have an understanding of your loved one’s health status, as well as any requirements they need.
We can help answer all the questions you might have about elderly care, and we’ll be glad to let you know how we can fill in any gaps for elderly care. If you’re thinking that now may be the right time to investigate professional home care for your elderly loved one, please do contact us so we can provide you with helpful information that may ease the transition to in-home care for your loved one.