Moving your elder loved one into an independent or assisted senior living community may provoke feelings of uncertainty. You want to do what’s best for your loved one. You want them to be surrounded by loving, compassionate staff that will treat them just like you do – with kindness.
But what if you don’t have to move your loved one at all? What if you can bring the best kind of care to them at their residence?
Good news is you can.
The best way to get this kind of elite personal care for seniors is to choose a private caregiver. The following are five reasons why:
Better Care with More Services
It’s no secret that many public healthcare senior centers just aren’t up to par. One complaint from residents is that they often feel like a number, rather than a person. Facilities may be understaffed, causing Public Support Workers to rush from patient to patient throughout the day. Typically, this means that just the essential services are offered.
A private caregiver will offer a greater range of both personal and lifestyle personal care for seniors beyond simply basic services.
More convenience, ease, and quality of life.
What does this look like in everyday life?
For Personal Care, your loved will get adequate:
- Daily Living Activities – Eating, dressing, toileting, bathing, walking, continence care, personal hygiene, etc.
- Warm Meal Preparation – Including assistance with specialty diet and dining assistance
- Exercising and stretching
- Bedside care
- Care for those suffering with mental health or cognitive impairment issues
- Joyful companionship
For Lifestyle Care, your loved one will get:
- Housekeeping duties (for at home care) including laundry, light housekeeping, washing dishes and linen changing
- Postal services
- Pet care
- Communication with immediate family, providing key updates
- Personal assistant
- Restock personal supplies and products
- Accompaniment to medical appointments
- More warm, personalized attention and companionship
See The Same Face Each Visit
Private care will offer your loved one the benefit of seeing the same caregiver each visit. This allows them to build a trusted relationship and get to know each other better. The bond that can be developed can help reduce stress and anxiety that can often come with an influx of new faces each week.
In addition, when your loved one has the same caregiver from week to week, the caregiver can get to know and understand their unique wants and needs. You and/or your loved one won’t have to explain things over and over to different workers.
Professionally Equipped for Alzheimer’s, Dementia & Palliative Care
Typically, in personal care for seniors, Personal Service Workers (PSW) are certified, insured, and trained to work with a wide range of disabilities, illnesses, and/or mental health issues. If your loved one struggles now or later with health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, you’ll be able to rest well knowing that they are getting expert medical help from a professional caregiver who can provide the best possible care for the challenges they face.
You’ll sleep better when you know your loved one is resting well. Overnight care is one benefit that elite private care provides so your loved one is looked after through the night. This means no worrying about them getting up in the middle of the night and falling. It means if they need something, someone is right there to assist them. The one-to-one ratio of the PSW to your loved one assures that they are looked after.
In an assisted living facility, where the staff to client ratio is often very lopsided, a client may not get the immediate care that they may need. In elite private, personal care for seniors, their caregiver can be as close as their bedside if need be. This can bring you and your loved one a great deal of peace.
Many elite private care companies have been found to have higher standards than some of the public agencies out there. From communication to staff education to doing more to be sure each client is sufficiently cared for, elite private care takes the time, money, and energy to aim for the best.
One reason for the higher quality of care is because elite private care agencies tend to be smaller. This tends to allow everyone to feel more like an extended family than a bunch of workers who don’t really know each other.
The ability to have a smaller, loyal team increases the ability to offer higher levels of compassionate care to every client.
If your senior or elder loved one needs professional care in their home, hospital, or center, rest assured that choosing elite private care is the best choice for their needs. They will get better, higher quality care with more services, get to see familiar faces each week and receive overnight care from certified, insured, professional caregivers.