When Is It Time for Professional Care?
How Professional Caregivers Can Relieve Family
If you are continuing to live at home as you age, you are likely relying on caregiving from a family member or loved one. This scenario may seem sustainable for the future, but to really consider whether it is, you need to ask yourself some hard questions.
- What happens if and when your mobility needs change?
- What happens if and when you need a higher level of medical care?
- What happens if and when your family caregivers experience burnout?
The best time to consider professional aging services is before something happens—an injury or illness—that requires you to make a sudden decision.
If you proactively consider your future care needs, you can relieve the burden on family caregivers while also maintaining a full and productive lifestyle. Depending on your current needs and eligibility, you may benefit from the PACE Program. PACE services include transportation to and from our adult day centers and can include in-home support. Or, you may want to consider making the move to an Assisted Living community where you can live safely and independently, supported by professionally trained caregivers who know how to keep you comfortable and are attuned to your unique health care and mobility needs.
These decisions may not come easily, but they are so important. Professional aging services exist to support you and your family as you age. When you are no longer relying on family members for your basic needs, you can simply enjoy the time with your family: in conversation, crafting, cooking, sharing stories and memories, watching videos of your grandchildren, and so much more.
Professional aging services offer:
- Opportunities for social engagement
- Safety and security
- Just the right amount of support for your current health and mobility needs
- Many amenities in one convenient location
- Transportation to and from doctors and specialists
- And so much more!
You can lead a more carefree life as you age—and so can those you love. Find out more by connecting with our team.