Discussions about home health care can be anxiety-inducing; however, home health care is an invaluable tool when taking care of your loved ones. Some life circumstances that warrant discussions about home health care include:
As you or your loved ones age, activities of daily living such as walking, cooking, bathing, and dressing can become more challenging. This may lead to significant morbidity and/or mortality due to falls, depression, weight loss, as well as many other physical or mental issues. Early involvement of home health care can go a long way in mitigating these issues so that you or your loved ones can enjoy the later years of life.
It is physically and mentally demanding to care for a loved one suffering from a chronic condition such as dementia. Some of the needs of a loved one with a chronic illness include meal preparation, housekeeping, and laundry. Meeting these needs can become time demanding and tasking such that caregiver fatigue or burnout may ensue. Having home health care staff present helping meet these needs reduces the risk of burnout and guarantees optimal care for your loved one.
Disabled family members
Loved ones with a disability often need special care and considerations. Their needs may sometimes be more than what you are able or licensed to give. Home health care personnel are usually equipped with the tools and training needed to meet the needs of your disabled loved one.
At Alamo Companion Services here in San Antonio, we have trained staff well suited to meet the various home care needs of your loved ones. Contact us today for further discussion about these needs and how we can best meet them.