Being a Family Caregiver means that you are a part of a growing movement that helps seniors stay in the comfort of home with an independent lifestyle while also receiving the care they need. Family Caregivers cannot do it all though, so they are partnering with licensed in-home care providers to provide the care that is needed for their senior loved ones. This “partnership” style of care is an increasingly popular way for seniors to have a better quality of life. According to the Center of Disease Control, there are currently 34 million family members providing in-home care for their loved ones, a number that has steadily increased over the past ten years and is expected to grow.
Why Are More Family Caregivers “partnering” with licensed In-Home Care Providers ?
There are multiple reasons, ranging from preferences to costs. Here is a list of reasons why this type of a partnership is such a growing trend:
More Options- Family Caregivers partnering with in-home care providers gives you many options for the type of care your senior loved one receives. Because you are in control, working with the right in-home care provider means you can adjust and specialize the care your loved one desires and requires, making their care plan ideal for all parties involved.
Less Hospital Time- When seniors have both Family Caregivers and caregivers from a licensed in-home care provider available, it may be possible for them to be released from the hospital sooner. As a Family Caregiver, you can ensure that your loved one receives continued therapy, incision care or other needs after their hospital stay.
Increased Independence- In nursing facilities, although your senior loved one would receive quality care, independence is often limited. By providing care in the home, your loved one’s health needs are met but they are also free to enjoy their hobbies, visit with friends, make their own schedule and maintain a quality of life they desire.
Emotional Support: Your loved one experiences many emotions. As they age and transition from the life they have maintained during their adulthood to becoming dependent on others, depression or low morale is a common occurrence. As a Family Caregiver, sometimes you need emotional support as well and the staff from an excellent in-home care provider can help provide that emotional support for both you and your senior loved one.
All of these reasons are just a few examples why Family Caregivers should partner with a licensed in-home care provider with a great reputation to care for their senior loved one at home. Freudenthal Home Health is a licensed in-home care provider and we would love to have a conversation about how we could assist you and your senior loved one. Please contact us today.