Take These Five Steps Before Considering Assisted Living
Here at Comfort Keepers®, we believe in a process called Interactive Caregiving™. Comfort Keepers can often go beyond the normal day-to-day operations of an assisted living facility in many cases. Our caregivers not only help with basic daily activities (chores, laundry, medication management, etc.), but are also dedicated to working on strengthening physical, mental, and emotional abilities along the way to help your seniors maintain the highest quality of life possible.
No matter what service you choose, when you’re looking for someone to care for the needs of your senior loved one there are some important considerations recommended by the Mayo Clinic that you should keep in mind:
How many days/hours per week will the senior need assistance? Does that person have any specific needs (like critical medications, transportation, or Alzheimer’s) that require special attention?
Does the care staff that you’re choosing have any special training? Do they come with good references? Do they meet all of your needs?
- Quality of Care
Does the caregiver or care facility have the right attitude (positive, helpful, good work ethic)? Does your senior feel comfortable with the staff?
What are the expectations of the caregiver or facility? Does that person have limited skills or responsibilities? How do your expectations compare to the abilities of the service that you are reviewing?
Is this something you or your family can afford? Are you getting the type of service required within your budget?
When a Comfort Keeper comes into your home to help with these needs, you can feel sure they have been trained appropriately and are there to aid your seniors in maintaining their independence by helping them help themselves. Our caregivers are extremely experienced and have helped many families provide quality care to seniors; from taking them on walks to stay physically active, providing transportation to events, or participating in stimulating conversations to keep the seniors’ social and emotional health in tip-top shape.
If you are still struggling to determine which type of care would be best for you, contact Comfort Keepers serving Oklahoma, Oklahoma and we’ll do a free in-home care consultation to help you determine what services are best for your unique situation.