Caring for an elderly an old parent, elderly spouse, close friend or domestic partner sometimes be challenging, especially when an emergency occurs and you are unexpectedly faced with the responsibilities of taking care of the elderly. There is usually an emotional impact when changing the relationship between the parent and a mature child, whose mandate has changed from being cared for to caretaker. For those who have been looking after their parent and providing them with support and guidance, this in return can become a deep feeling of loss.
Similarly, a sense of loss can be felt by a parent who can find it hard to adjust and be the ones who need support instead of them giving support. Becoming old does not take away the pride of a person nor their desire to remain independent, thus, man elderly will refuse to be moved out of their homes. When the situation reaches the climax, and the parent has to be moved out of their homes no matter their will, it brings more stress to the situation.
Ways in which professional caregivers will give you a break
Every elderly caretaker needs a break from time to time. Option for the respite care for elderly depends on the informal agreements between friends and neighbors and a formal contract for service with an agency or onsite at a facility. The following are some ways of getting occasional or regular extra help for a few hours, days or much longer.
Asking help from family and friend
This will give you a break as those coming in will have a better understanding of your needs and that of your elderly loved ones. Those receiving the care will benefit from receiving comfort and company from different trusted people.
This will help the elderly by preparing the meals, doing housing keeping, helping them with laundry, shopping for groceries, and most importantly, give companionship to your elderly when you are not there.
Personal care assistant
Apart from providing proper housing keeping and homemaking tasks, the company will help them with bathing, toileting, dressing, and grooming. They also help is administering prescribed medications, and where the professionals are experienced, they can help those with mobility limitations.
Assisted living respite care
The nursing homes give rooms and board for aging adults who need help in their everyday tasks. The timeline for offering help may range from one to several weeks. Those staying in nursing homes give their families and friends peace of mind, knowing that they will always be in the hands of the caregivers. In addition, the arrangement enables a freeway commitment for the potential inhabitant to check out whether the facilities provided are of good help.
Other ways include:
- Caregiver co-operations
- Veterans options
- Respite locator service
- Adult day service
For the best assisted living care in Edmonton, contact Castlewood Care homes. Our trained and certified staff knows what it takes to take care of your senior loved ones.