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Evaluating Your Needs: Is it time to hire a caregiver for my elderly parents?

an elderly woman being helped down the stairs by a home health care nurse.Are you constantly worried about taking care of your elderly parents?

Do you have loved ones that need constant care and attention?

Do you live in a continual fear that your phone might ring because your elderly parent has fallen?

Does your elderly parent call almost every hour just to “check in”?

Are you worried that your mom or dad might be over-exerting themselves with housework?

As your parents grow older, having a caregiver to help care for them is a great source that can provide you with peace of mind. Caregivers can help provide assistance in every- day activities such as eating, bathing, and dressing in addition to ensuring that the proper medications are administered and doctor appointments are kept.

Caregivers can even free up immense amounts of time for family members who often find themselves shouldering all the responsibility of their aging parents, decreasing their hours at work, and spending less time at home with their own families. By allowing a caregiver to take care of your loved ones, you can help ensure the well-being your parents and yourself.

At Alvita Care, we have a needs assessment tool that helps identify signs that your elderly loved one might benefit from home care. For example, when you go and visit your elderly parents and start noticing that their food is stale, their house isn’t kept up, or that their mail is piling up, these can be basic signs that a caregiver is in need. When you notice that your elderly mom walks with a limp and reaches for railings more often than usual, or that she is calling significantly more or less than she used to, this can mean that it is time for your elderly parents to have a caregiver.

Remember that hiring a caregiver is not a simple one-time decision but varies depending on your elderly loved-one’s needs. At Alvita Care, you can easily vary the amount of hours that the caregiver works with your elderly parent as their needs change. For example, when your elderly mom is being discharged from a hospital, chances are she will need many hours of care. As she begins to regain her strength, she can gradually decrease the hours of care she receives. The reverse is also true. If your mom becomes increasingly nervous while at home alone, adding more care giving hours can help alleviate her anxiety.

With the help of a caregiver, you can ensure that your parents are getting the help and attention they need as they grow older.

 

for families looking for elderly senior home care
Click here to start the Alvita Care Needs Assessment Quiz

 

About AlvitaCare

Alvita Care is a fully licensed home healthcare company providing premier in home caregiver services to seniors living in New York City and on Long Island NY. With offices in Midtown Manhattan and Hauppauge NY, Alvita Care was founded in 2008 upon the idea of "Care Without Compromise". Our care-giving services enhance seniors' lives, by improving their well-being, dignity and independence. We have earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval and pride ourselves with our proprietary caregiver matching process that carefully matches our experience caregivers to each client based on personality and technical skills needed. Alvita Care can help whether you need assistance for several hours a few times a week or you require live-in or around-the-clock assistance. Our caregivers provide assurance and relief to families by relieving their anxiety, knowing that their loved one is safe, happy and lovingly cared for.