There’s no place like home for growing older
Recent studies of our aging citizens have found this growing demographic fear the loss of their independence more than they fear death itself. In fact, only 3% of people surveyed cited death as their greatest fear compared to 26% who said their greatest fear was the loss of their independence. A massive 89% of respondents stated they wanted to grow old in the comfort of their own home.
Aging doesn’t have to mean the loss of independence
It’s an all-too-familiar conundrum for so many people right across The United States; your aging parents are becoming less able to look after themselves every day, but they’re also unwilling to let go of their independence. You can’t drop everything to care for them at all times though; you have a family of your own who need you too. Whilst you have tried to keep up with your parents’ needs on top of your own family’s needs, there comes a time when you realize it’s just not possible anymore. But what do you do?
Of course, you could move them into a nursing home, but 82% of family members of senior citizens told a survey they feared their loved ones would be mistreated in this environment. The good news is this story doesn’t have to end in your aging parents being forced into an institution and you feeling wracked with guilt.
In home carers are there when you can’t be
In home carers work around the needs of those they service, and you have the ability to choose how often that caregiver visits your elderly loved one each day. These carers are available to perform a whole range of tasks to help, including preparing meals, providing companionship, overseeing medication, assisting with bathing and dressing, shopping, providing transportation, plus a whole range of other activities.
Less stress, more fulfilment
Having to leave the comfort of their own home can be stressful for anyone, let alone an elderly person. It is common for elderly citizens to experience increased levels of anxiety, and even depression due to being separated from familiar surroundings, memories, photos, possessions, and loved ones. By choosing to use an in home care service such as Rx HealthCare Services, your elderly loved one can continue to feel comfortable and confident in their own home, whilst still receiving the assistance and care they very much require.
How can I organize for my elderly parents to receive in home care?
Referrals for home health are made by physicians, hospital discharge planners, and other medical providers. You may choose your preferred home health agency. A nurse or therapist from the in home care provider will then make a thorough assessment of the needs of the person and coordinate a plan of care with their physician.
Rx HealthCare services
Rx HealthCare Services understand very well that there truly is no place quite like home. We take special care to support the patient, their family, and their physician in achieving continuity of care, and work closely with other service providers to ensure all their needs are met.
All our staff members have been carefully selected based upon background checks, drug screening, and testing in their area of expertise.