When a parent or aging loved one can no longer care for themselves, finding care for them can be overwhelming. There are many options when it comes to finding help for aging seniors. Here are some of your options, and considerations for each.
In-Home Options: These options allow your parent or loved one to stay in their own home
Residential Options: These options are available for seniors who can no longer stay in their own homes
Hospice Care: When your loved one is facing the end of his or her life, hospice care is a place where they are kept comfortable and safe for the remainder of their days. Hospice care can be offered in-home or at a live-in facility. Hospice care does not focus on rehabilitation or cure, rather they focus on keeping patients happy, comfortable, and dignified as they face the end of their lives. Hospice care facilities also often offer counseling and advice for families facing this difficult transition.
With so many options for senior care, you will be able to find a good fit for your loved one.
As an elderly care worker, I have witnessed the deaths of many individuals. I have seen family members become angry, sad, and completely silent at the end. I have also seen individuals refuse to see family members out of denial. People deal with death in different ways, and the strong emotions are often unfamiliar and scary. If you have a parent or grandparent who is elderly, then I want to share with you what I know about end of life care and dying process. We are a society that does not talk about death, and this can cause great pain when a family member dies. Learn about the process and find out how to deal with your own emotions and how to love your family members at the end. If there is only a small amount of time left, then I want you to cherish the final moments.