Imagining our parents getting older can stir up some new emotions. Worry, sadness, and fear may creep up as you see your parents struggle with their physical and mental health. The good news is that with the millions of Americans caring for aging parents every day, there are many resources available to help you.
It is not uncommon for caregivers to become overly stressed and exhausted -- they are often juggling families, a career, paying bills and also taking care of their loved ones. This continuous cycle of pressure can cause caregivers to become mentally distraught as well as physically ill over time, especially if there are no breaks that allow them to recoup their energies. Respite care is a crucial part of any family's Alzheimer's journey, as this painful disease can be particularly difficult for caregivers to retain a positive outlook.
There comes a time in many lives where individuals are no longer able to fully care for themselves. While your loved one may not be ready for a full-time nursing home, they do need some assistance with everyday activities such as light housekeeping and companionship. Elderly companion care is not meant to take the place of medical care. Instead, it's targeted to provide seniors who are still able to live independently a level of emotional support as well as physical assistance. These paid companions allow elderly individuals to enjoy their life without stress.
Living independently is the goal of many older Americans, but one that can be elusive without the right care and support. At Santé Home Health and Rehabilitation, we understand how important it is that you retain independence as long as possible and offer a range of services that help support patients in the comfort of their home. From skilled nursing and physical therapy to companion care, see how Santé services can help your elderly loved ones who are living at home.