For many of our clients in the 'sandwich generation', watching their parents age can be a source of sadness. As loved ones begin to slow down, their needs tend to increase, leaving families with difficult decisions. In the beginning, family members might question their parents’ ability to take medication correctly, plan and prepare meals, or even handle sensitive financial issues such as insurance or taxes. As time passes, the initial concerns may be combined with other areas of worry such as self-care (hygiene) and maintaining mobility. When these situations arise, family members often consider nursing homes as a possible solution. At Kind Companions, we provide comprehensive and compassionate non-medical care to clients in their own home.
Here are just a few of the benefits of in-home senior care:
Dignity - Staying at their own home often provides clients with a sense of dignity that would be lost should they be forced to move to a nursing home.
Continuity - Not having to move provides our clients with a sense of continuity, which can be a great source of comfort. Having to learn a new environment in a nursing home can be overwhelming and emotional.
Family - Having Mom or Dad or Grandma or Grandpa remain in the family home can be very comforting to family members. They won’t have to rely on memories and can continue to enjoy them in their own home.
Tranquility - As people age, they typically value peace and quiet over other comforts. Overhearing noises from neighbors in a nursing home, or the beeps and dings from medical equipment can be a nuisance. At home, our clients can continue to enjoy the environment that they created and have enjoyed for so many years.
Though our list is certainly not exhaustive, it provides an overview of some of the benefits to loved ones who receive care in their own home as they age. At Kind Companions, our staff is comprised of knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted caregivers who take pride in helping your loved one as they lose the ability to manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!