Are you planning a summer vacation? If you are, it can be exciting. After all, you’ve been working hard all year long and simply can’t wait to get out and enjoy some time away. However, you might also be responsible for taking care of an elderly family member. As a family caregiver, how can you make this work?
You might be planning to bring this loved one, perhaps an aging parent, along with you and your family on vacation. If that’s the case, are you going to get any support? Are other family members going to help you take care of this loved one?
They might and they might not.
You don’t have to place the burden on yourself or anyone else. Depending on where you are going on vacation, if it’s in the United States, you should be able to rely on home care support services to help out. This doesn’t mean you have to leave this loved one behind, but you should be able to hire a home care aide for the week or two you will be at this vacation destination.
This home care aide, when hired through an agency, can offer the support you and this elderly individual require.
Do they need help with basic tasks?
Maybe your elderly father requires assistance getting out of bed in the morning. He might have difficulty taking a shower on his own. This might be an uncomfortable situation for you and him, but you’ve both learned to cope because you didn’t think there are other options available.
Keep in mind home care options are available all across the country. That means you can get a home care aide to support your father for just a couple of hours in the morning to get ready for the day. At your vacation destination, this can allow you the opportunity to relax in the morning instead of trying to get a million things done.
You can even have somebody there to look after your father in the evening if you plan to go out. What about during the afternoon? If you’re vacationing at the beach, you want to spend some relaxing time down by the water, right? Your father may not have the physical capability of actually going to the beach, in which case a home care aide can sit with him at the house or possibly even take him shopping or somewhere else for a stroll.
This can be exactly what you need to enjoy this upcoming summer vacation as much as possible. Just don’t wait until the last minute to consider home care options.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for a senior in West Houston, TX or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Houston at (832) 803-0011.
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