Providing support for elderly relatives or parents can be difficult for anyone, but it is something that must be done right. In order to achieve this, there are numerous different aspects that need to be considered to ensure that they are fully supported, both emotionally and functionally, so as to preserve their dignity and independence.
You also need to know that the care being provided is affordable. In fact, there are so many options available to you and your elderly relative, that coming to a decision maybe a little daunting.
When making these most important of choices, you can immediately group the types of care available into ‘residential’ and ‘home’ based. There are pros and cons to each of course, which will depend very much on the needs of your loved one.
Care in the Home
Care in the home can be provided in a number of different ways and is often the best option when staying in familiar surroundings is preferred. This care can be given by family or by a professional and can involve a little help or a comprehensive, all-encompassing service that takes the makes life better for the person being cared for and takes the pressure off their partner or other family living in the house.All aspects of daily care can be provided in this way, such as cleaning, dressing, managing medication and provision of meals. Everything they need in the course of their day is provided by a professional carer.
The other main type of care available is residential, which essentially means that your elderly relative moves into assisted living accommodation or a care home, where their needs can be met as required and if needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Everything is done to help your loved ones lead as independent a life as they can, all within easy reach of professional carers.
The choices you make for your elderly relative are made with the goal of maintaining their quality of life and happiness. The right option can depend entirely on their physical and mental well being and you should know that when you have to make these difficult decisions, Castle Home Care is here to assist in any way we can.
For more information on the issues discussed here, visit our website at www.castlehomecare.ie or give us a call on 01 296 5304.
We believe that everyone has the right to the best possible care to live independently, whether at home or otherwise. By working together, we can make their lives as fulfilled and happy as they should be.