Senior Care Decisions Involve the Whole Family
Comfort Keepers of Portland, OR, encourage family members to make senior care decisions together
There is an old saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Hardly anyone will take a stand against this statement. It is quite well known how difficult child rearing is and that it takes the support of family members, friends, and neighbors to provide the best upbringing. However, hardly anyone comments on the importance of senior care - it too takes a village. Caring for our elders is not talked about very often, but it is also our responsibilities to give back to the ones that brought us up.
Some brave individuals decide to become primary caregivers for their loved ones. This is a noble task, but can quickly become difficult in today's day and age. Many adult children have full-time careers and are raising children of their own when their senior parents begin to require assistance. Taking on caregiver responsibilities on top of personal obligations can become overwhelming.
This generation of adults who have child care responsibilities and senior loved ones to look after has brought a new need for expert care. Comfort Keepers of Portland, OR, proudly offers a variety of services for seniors in the surrounding areas. Our services aim to provide seniors with compassionate care while keeping family members and friends involved in their loved one’s well-being.
Although many older adults opt for professional in-home senior care, this does not mean they no longer need their family members. Loved ones still need to stay actively engaged in their care for a number of reasons. Probably the most important reason is the fact that many older adults have trouble asking for what they need. This may be because they feel embarrassed about needing help and you know your loved one best. Family members and friends can help make the transition to in home care easier for senior loved one.
Welcoming a caregiver into your home or the home of a loved one is an important decision. Starting the conversation about in home care with a loved one is the first step. Ensuring that they are comfortable, supported and involved in the decision-making process can benefit everyone involved.
To find out more about how to stay involved in your loved one's senior care, please give us a call today. We are happy to create a customized care plan that meets the unique needs and abilities of your family to best benefit your loved one.