All it takes is one wrong step to end up breaking an arm or leg. That might stop a person from being able to do some of the easiest chores for just a short while. Sickness and surgery are two other things that change everyday activities. As people age, it takes longer to recover. Fortunately, short-term in home elderly care in Boca Raton, Florida is available when it’s needed.
If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, any of those three items will send you scrambling to the phone to contact Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center. They have a list of adult day care centers where a loved one can visit for a few hours, socializing and getting a nutritious meal in the process. If you’re the one with the temporary condition, the GCM can evaluate the situation. Perhaps respite care in the form of a skilled home care aide is a solution.
The care plan for your loved one includes the caregiver and the family. You’re all part of a team to keep your loved one at home as long as possible. Have a meeting to discuss how each person will help. Make a list of job duties before interviewing applicants for short-term in home elderly care in Boca Raton, Florida.
Hiring through a home care services agency is preferable because they typically will do the background check. That includes verifying their driver’s license, SSN and any criminal activity. The agency is normally responsible for insurance, bonding and any government filings and reports. The GCM will work along with you to be sure the applicants are a good fit with your loved one and your family.
Your loved one may not understand why an extra person has come to help. Explain the short -term in home elderly care in Boca Raton, Florida as well as you can. Look happy, rather than worried, about the extra help. Contact Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center today to find out how they can help by calling 800-209-4342.