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Caregivers Fill in the Gaps at Nursing Homes & Outside Facilities

When you had to make the difficult decision to place your loved one in a care facility, you probably assumed that the majority of the stress was over. However, now that your aging parent or loved one is in the facility, you find that you are still concerned about the care they are receiving. You are not alone. According to the study “Aging in Place in America” commissioned by the home monitoring company Clarity, 82% of adult children fear their aging parents will be mistreated when placed in a nursing home.

While nursing home and assisted living staff may have the skills required to attend to your loved one’s needs, they are responsible for several residents at the same time. They are not able to solely focus on your loved one. In fact, some industry studies show the caregiver to patient ratio can range anywhere from 1:6 to 1:12 depending on the size of the facility. If you are concerned that your aging loved one is not receiving the high level of care they need and deserve, you may want to consider hiring a personal and professional Boca Raton caregiver.

Depending on the abilities of your aging loved one, a personal caregiver can mean different things. You may hire someone to go to the nursing home to help with bathing and personal care on a schedule that is more frequent than what is offered at the care facility. Perhaps your aging loved one is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and simply needs additional help preparing meals and medication reminders. Or if you live far away from your loved one, you can hire a companion caregiver that can go read to your loved one, play games with them or simply be there to listen.

Another common reason for families to seek additional help from an outside caregiver is when the senior’s health has taken a turn for the worse, after they’ve been admitted into the nursing home or retirement community. Now the senior does not wish to relocate, but they no longer meet the facility’s requirements for minimal assistance or independent living. This is when a personal caregiver can step in and ensure that both the family and the facility are happy.

If you are interested in learning more about how a home caregiver could provide the care, assistance and support that your loved one needs to enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle in their current place of residence, reach out to provider of home care Boca Raton families trust, Home Care Assistance. We offer flexible hourly care schedules and our caregivers are available 24/7 to provide compassionate care wherever needed.

To learn more about our Boca Raton hourly care services or to schedule a complimentary consultation to further discuss care needs and care services, call 561-826-9282 and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Care Managers.