Life can certainly bring challenges with it, can't it? For example, things might be moving along just great and then you realize that your elderly parent isn't doing well living by himself or herself. If that's the case, from providing care at home to arranging for your parent to live in a nursing home, here are some ideas that might help you to give your elderly parent more personal care.
The question is, Whose home? If your elderly parent can still live at his or her own home, and if you think he or she would be happiest there, think of things that you can do to help your parent to stay home. If you think that it's time for your mother or father, or for both of them, to move into your home, consider making that happen. Either way, think of things that will help your parent be safe and happy.
- Perhaps it's time for you to arrange for a caregiver to visit daily. Or, you might decide that you and close friends or family can take turns helping during the day. If that's the case, consider having a caregiver just sleep overnight at your parent's home.
A Nursing Home
If you have evaluated your parent's living situation and have decided that he or she needs more attention than you can provide, consider placing your parent in a nursing home facility.You might be surprised that he or she will even agree that it's time to get round-the-clock care.
- In a nursing home, your parent will meet friends his or her own age.
- Medicines will be administered by professionals.
- There will always be medical staff to evaluate your elderly parent's health.
Whether you decide to give your elderly parent more personal care at his or her home, at your own home, or in a nursing care facility, there are still things that you can do to brighten the days. For example, make a collage of pictures that will be a reminder of days gone by. Arrange for friends to visit your elderly parent. In addition, consider going on outings as often as you can.
Here's another idea for you. If you and your elderly parent have decided that a nursing home setting is the best, find out if you can bring furniture from home to personalize your mother or father's living quarters. That would be true if you moved your parent or parents into your home, too.
To learn more, contact a company like Regina Nursing Center.