Watching parents age is never easy. Parents are designed to take care of children, not the other way around. However, there comes a time in each adult’s life that some things become too difficult to tackle without assistance. Whether the lack of ability comes from illness or simply from age, these seniors will need to be cared for.
Many people reach this point with their parents and do not know what to do. Some opt for placing the seniors in a nursing home, while others decide to have the parents move in with them. While both of these options are acceptable, they also both have downfalls. Seniors often feel neglected when placed in a nursing home, as if they are being forced out of their own homes and made to live where no one wants them. The other alternative, moving parents into the adult child’s home, is usually more accepted by the seniors. However, if the senior needs all-day care, then an issue arises of how to care for the parents while maintaining a full-time job and taking care of the adult child’s own children.
Though the situation may seem desolate, there is another option: in-home senior companion care. In-home senior care provides a companion who can run errands for the senior, ensure that he or she gets to and from doctor’s appointments, and help keep the senior active. This allows the senior to maintain a sense of independence and relieves any tension the adult children might face due to their inability to provide 24/7 care.
In-home senior companion care does not mean a person has given up on his parents; it simply means he wants what’s best for them. It is difficult for seniors to admit they need help, so their children must provide that help in the most respectful way possible, with in-home senior companion care provided by Crunch Care. Crunch Care will help you find a licensed caretaker to help your elders get around the house, run errands, go to doctor’s appointments and cook meals at home. Call Crunch Care at 877-553-4231 to make arrangements for in-home senior companion care and worry no more!