Finding the Right Care Home
It is difficult for families to see their loved ones’ abilities diminish as they grow older. As people age, their needs increase and they may eventually reach a point where they are unable to care for themselves. Many times, family members will take on the responsibility to care for their loved ones. Caring for an aging family member can be challenging. Observing a loved one’s decreased mental and physical capacity can be especially difficult. As the level of required care increases, so does your level of stress. When the level of care required becomes too much for you to handle, it makes sense to consider a care home.
Care homes are staffed with trained professionals skilled at providing the level of care required for elderly and disabled residents. They have the ability to provide care around the clock. The staff can assist residents with activities of daily living as well as provide supervision and safety for your loved one. Knowing that your loved one is being cared for around the clock in a trusted care facility will put your mind at ease.
Not only will the care facility provide assistance with activities of daily living and personal care, they also provide customized meal plans and recreational opportunities. Each resident will be assessed in order to create a customized care plan. This care plan includes a meal plan to meet the residents’ dietary needs. They also offer recreational opportunities to keep their residents engaged. These activities provide the opportunity to create social bonds, as well as keeping the mind and body active.
Recognizing that your aging loved one needs nursing care is a difficult realization to make, and can quickly become overwhelming. Many families worry that they are letting their loved one down by selecting a residential care home. To the contrary, using residential care home services to care for your loved one is often the best way to ensure that his or her increasing needs will be met. Residential care homes provide 24 hour care, physical therapy and recreational services for their residents. If you are concerned that you are unable to provide sufficient care for your loved one’s increasing needs, a family advisor at Senior Living Options of the Desert can help you learn about your options.
Senior Living Options of the Desert is a company that provides referrals to long term care facilities. Our family advisors have researched and visited care communities throughout Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, and are available to answer your questions about what the facilities have to offer. We provide recommendations for communities that meet your criteria and will schedule personal tours of the facilities. In order to ensure that all of your concerns are addressed, our advisors are even available to accompany you on the tour. We understand that families have many options when it comes to long term care, and we will help you find the facility that is right for your loved one.
For more information about care homes, contact one of our family advisors at 1-888-700-4322 today.