When people think of home care for seniors, they primarily think of a senior’s physical needs being met: meal preparation, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, etc. While these are all a part of helping a senior stay healthy and age comfortably at home, meeting the emotional needs of an older adult is also necessary to maintain their health and happiness.
If there’s an aging-in-place loved one in your life, here’s how to know when it’s time for “the talk” with them about in-home care.
Your elderly mother still lives alone in the house you grew up in. Mom’s health hasn’t been the greatest lately, so you’ve been trying to help her out when you have time. But with your own job and household to manage, burning the candle at both ends is starting to wear you down. After considering your options, you’ve decided that it might be best to hire mom a professional home caregiver.