Being a primary caregiver takes a lot of time and effort, especially if someone is caring for a person with Alzheimer’s. Caregivers can easily get burned out or suffer health challenges of their own if they don’t get regular breaks. Even if your family is well equipped for caregiver, its important to be familiar with the many home care services that are available today for the elderly. Taking advantage of these services may give you the occasional day off or vacation that you need, without putting undo stress on your family or friends.
Even if you have other siblings that assist you in caring for a loved one, there are times when they are not available or something unexpected comes up. At these times, being familiar with companies or caregivers that specialize in providing home care services for the elderly can be just what you need. Each local area normally has some companies that offer a wide range of living assistance services. Normally, you can find these by using a search engine like Google or Yahoo and searching for the word “caregivers.” However, there are also companies that provide home care services for the elderly throughout the United States. Here are some nationwide, senior care service providers, that you may want to consider.
Sometimes you may feel like a nursing home or retirement center is your only option. Visiting Angels specializes in non-medical home care services for the elderly, allowing them to maintain as much independence as possible in familiar surroundings. They have over 300 offices across the country to serve you.
Search by state for caregivers, nurses, and sitters. Nurses are available for pediatric and geriatric care. They offer both non-medical and medical care for the elderly and for children. Both live in and live out caregiver options are available.
Right at Home
A national, in home care assistance agency, that provides trained, insured and bonded caregivers for a wide range of elder care services. They can provide home health care from as little as a few hours to 24-hours a day. Services include: caring companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing assistance, respite for family caregivers, and much more.
I hope that some of these resources are helpful to you in your role as a caregiver. This is just a few of the many resources that are available for today’s caregivers. Over the years we have been blessed to have family members and close friends that have teamed up with us to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. However, utilizing other caregiver resources, at times, has afforded us with much needed breaks, while still providing excellent care for our loved one.