Elder Care in Rochester, NY
It’s frustrating. Trying to take care of an elderly parent can certainly test your nerves, resolve, and love. The last thing you want to do is to get upset and yell at them, but they never seem to listen, right? You’re just trying to support your aging mother or father in the best way you can and you want to keep them safe as much as possible.
You’re busy. Every single day it seems you have to get up earlier and earlier, go to sleep later and later, and still not have the time to get everything done. Between your job, taking care of your own children, providing support to friends and others throughout the community, you just don’t have any time to spare. Yet you do the best you can.
Every so often tensions can build, things can be said out of frustration, and people get hurt. You don’t always have to say that you’re sorry to your aging loved one about something that happened. What you can do is look at other options, including various elder care options that can be incredibly beneficial for both you and the senior in your life.
What type of elder care options are available?
The most common is a home care aide. Home care for the elderly involves a professional caregiver going to the senior client’s home to assist them with a number of basic tasks around the house and in their life. This can include assistance with bathing, getting dressed, preparing meals, getting to doctor’s appointment, and much more.
If the senior requires direct medical attention at home, a visiting nurse, occupational therapist, or even a physical therapist may be necessary. Some agencies have these professionals on staff that can help as well.
Other elder care options also include assisted-living and nursing home care, though these are much more expensive and require the senior to move out of the comfort of their own home.
When you realize tension has built between you and your elderly loved one and a fight ensues, whether it’s about something they want to do, your lack of time, the stress you’re under, or any other issue, it can be difficult to swallow your pride and apologize. Just showing them how much you care by learning as much as possible about the various elder care options available to them and then sitting down to discuss those options can say a great deal more than the simple words, “I’m sorry.”
If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of elder care in Rochester, NY contact the caregivers at Caring Hearts of Rochester, LLC. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (585) 245-0134 for more information.
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