As we grow up, we often have several relatives and friends who take care of us, guiding us on the right track and aiming to make our quality of life as good as possible. They’ll dedicate their time and finances to us, ensuring that we never go without and that we are always experiencing as much positivity and happiness as possible. They care for us and they shape us. However, as time passes by, we can often find that these people who helped us out so much need a little help themselves! As people age, they become more vulnerable and really do require a little more TLC on a day to day basis. The concept of elder care, where the tables are turned and you find yourself looking after someone who used to look after you can feel a little odd at first. But we owe them the favour! This is why you might want to consider services for elderly living at home. Senior home care can make all the difference to your loved one, dramatically improving their quality of life and having a knock on benefit of putting you at ease while you can’t be around to take care of them yourself.
Why You Might Need Elderly Care Services
There are so many reasons you might want to consider elderly assistance services. Not everyone is able to provide their loved ones with the time, support, and expertise that they need to be cared for properly. In fact, only a small percentage of the population would be able to take care of their elderly relatives entirely independently. Here are just a few reasons senior care services might be the best option for you and your loved ones.
If your loved one has health problems and you can’t provide them with round-the-clock support and supervision, elderly caregivers can provide elderly health care and check in to make sure that they are in a good way. They can help make sure they are taking their medication as recommended or prescribed and they can monitor them while you are unable to.
While the majority of people tend to remain in the towns or cities where they were raised, increasing numbers of people are starting to venture further from their original hometowns when it comes to seeking education and well paying careers. This is generally fine to start with, when your loved ones are fit and healthy. They can visit you and you can take time off here and there to check in on your elderly loved ones. However, as they begin to age, you may find that they are able to visit less often, and as your professional and personal responsibilities grow, you may find that you have less time to visit them too. This isn’t the worst scenario, as long as your elderly loved ones are able to take care of themselves. However, if they happen to develop health problems or find difficulty in getting on with day to day tasks due to their ageing, things can become difficult.
Even if you live close to your elderly loved one, it would be nigh on impossible to live your own life and meet all of your commitments and responsibilities while meeting all of their needs. People have busy schedules – we know that. An elderly caregiver can lift some of the responsibility from your shoulders at the same time as giving you peace of mind that your loved one is in good hands while you are meeting other commitments.
As well as the logical benefits of home helpers being able to ensure your loved one is taking medication, eating well and generally leading a good quality of life in a more physical sense, there are additional benefits that come hand in hand with having someone visit your elderly loved one in the comfort of their own home. Here are just a few that you might like to consider!
Comfort and Reassurance
Many older people worry that they might experience an incident at home and that they will be left for extended periods of time before someone comes to their assistance or notices that something is wrong. With elderly home care, they can rest assured that there will never be too long a period of time without someone checking in on them. This can provide them with comfort and confidence in living their day to day lives, rather than remaining seated in one spot to make sure no unexpected harm comes to them.
Unfortunately, a vast majority of elderly individuals experience loneliness or isolation. They might not be able to get out to visit friends and other loved ones as regularly as they might have in the past. Many of their friends may also be in the same situation and may not be able to get to visit them as much as they like either. Having home care can mean the difference between a day alone or a day with companionship for an older person. As well as the more logical and primarily essential benefits that come hand in hand with elderly home care, they will benefit from conversation and time spent with another person.
So, why should you choose us when it comes to providing senior day care and senior home care? Well, we offer absolutely everything you could desire in what you’re looking for! Let’s take a moment to look at what we can provide you and your elderly loved one with!
We specialise in home help for seniors. The majority of elderly individuals don’t want to leave their homes to head to a care home. This is completely understandable. As the old saying goes, home is where the heart is and your loved one will have spent their whole lives working towards creating this comfortable space where they feel safe. They probably have a host of memories attached to their current home and they may feel comfortable there. Of course, there are situations where certain seniors might need to be in the constant presence of a healthcare professional and this care might not be able to be provided at home. Alternatively, they might desire the social aspect of care homes. But generally speaking, many want to stay. We ensure that those who can are able to!
Qualifications and Training
All of our professionals are fully qualified and trained in providing in home assistance for elderly individuals. We will match you up with the perfect partner to keep your elderly loved one company and provide them with the care that they require. We understand that letting a relative stranger into your home can be relatively intimidating, especially when you are a vulnerable individual, and we take this into account. You can have confidence in the people who will be attending to your elderly loved one and they will make the effort to build trust and confidence in their relationships with your elderly relative or friend.
We aren’t new to the field of elderly care. We have a lot of experience in taking care of older individuals. This is extremely important. While it is essential to have qualifications and training, it’s experience that can really prove to be the icing on the cake when it comes to providing older individuals with the highest quality of care as possible. We have faced various challenges and a variety of different situations in the past, so will know how to deal with any situation that arises when we are caring for your loved one.
Elderly care can often prove to be expensive. But we know that many people looking into this area are doing so out of necessity – they might not necessarily have a choice as to whether they need to provide care for their loved one or not. Many companies will exploit the necessity of their services by hiking prices and adding on all sorts of hidden extra charges in the process. When you work with us, you can rest assured that pricing is transparent and that you will know exactly what you are being charged. We also make sure that our prices are extremely competitive. Our aim is to make this difficult decision as easy as possible for you and to ensure that you can afford to provide your loved one with a great quality of life.
Proven High Quality Care
We have a wide base of clients who can vouch for our services. If you’d like to know more about what others have to say about us, we’ll be more than happy to provide you with some testimonials and recommendations!
If this all speaks to you, we can guarantee that we will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be able to discuss your elderly loved one’s unique care further! Book a free consultation and you’ll be one step further on your journey to securing the best elderly day care out there!
Frequently Asked Questions
Social, emotional and cultural needs are also an important part of aged care. Elder care services can help people to stay connected to their community, enjoy good mental health and be more independent – so they can enjoy fulfilling and rewarding lives.
HomeCaring provides high quality at-home care across a wide range of suburbs in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. As registered Home Care and NDIS providers, we can help you with your elderly care needs. Please get in touch to speak to one of our consultants.
- noticed a change in the things you can do, or what you can remember
- been diagnosed with a significant medical condition or experience reduced mobility
- had a recent fall, injury or have been admitted to hospital
- noticed you need help to do everyday things
Generally speaking, you are expected to contribute some amount to the cost of your care if you are able to. Once you are approved as eligible for funding, you will be told how much you are expected to pay towards the cost of your services.
To provide government-subsidised care, organisations must become an approved provider. HomeCaring is a registered provider for home care and NDIS services.
If you need help with the application process or are new to aged care in Australia, we are more than happy to help. Please get in touch for a FREE consultation with one of our aged care experts.