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The Many Benefits of Hiring a Home Care Company For Your Parent

When everyday tasks become more complex, or illness results in a decline in memory function or mobility, it's natural for adult children to worry about their parent’s future.


It's not always possible to be with an elderly parent 24/7 - life commitments, work schedules and having a young family are real-life issues that can get in the way - even if you wish you could be there more.

Perhaps you live far away from your aging loved one and are beginning to wonder what you can do to ensure they are safe and cared for daily. You ask yourself: “Is it time to move my parents to an assisted living community, or is there a way to keep them safe while maintaining their independence at home?” The good news is that there are Home Care options that can help keep your loved ones safe and comfortable. Whether they have been diagnosed with dementia, are suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, or were just released from the rehab hospital after a recent fall.

Home Care is an accessible, affordable alternative that offers a solution for families and older people who need help managing daily tasks, from dressing and bathing to meal preparation and medication reminders.

Whatever the need is, care at home opens up a whole new world of flexibility for those struggling to care for their parents while offering renewed freedom and independence for the loved ones who get to stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

8 Reasons to Consider Home Care for Your Mom or Dad

  1. Your parents get to stay at home in their comfortable surroundings
    For most people, whatever their age, the prospect of having to move out of their home before they are ready can be daunting and even frightening. Mobility issues may mean that living alone is no longer an option. When care is needed over extended periods, it can be difficult for family members to be there as often as they would like. For older adults dealing with cognitive issues like dementia or Alzheimer's, the comfort and security of a familiar environment can mean higher levels of contentment and overall well-being.

  2. Care is personalized and one-to-one
    Unlike in hospitals or assisted living facilities, Home Care aides are hand-picked for you and your family’s needs and are available to attend to your loved one on a one-to-one basis. Your specific needs determine the level of care they provide, and the bond and relationship that grows can be genuine and deep.

  3. Mom and Dad get to maintain independence for longer
    If introducing care is tricky for your mom and dad, who crave independence, Home Care can be an excellent solution. Instead of looking upon it as a dependency, our caregivers are there to sensitively provide your loved ones with the needed level of care so they can live just the way they want - for as long as possible!

  4. Family members receive the help they need to cope
    Home Care companies can offer relief and flexibility to the adult child or spouse caring for loved ones. Your parents may need help with simple household tasks such as grocery shopping, light housekeeping, or weekly chores. In contrast, others may welcome a caring hand to minimize fall risks during bathing, toileting, or dressing for bed.

  5. Continued dignity for your older relatives
    You and your parents can set the pace and level of care provided in the security of their home environment. Home Care is a dignified way to introduce extra help to keep them safe.

  6. Short-term and long-term options are available
    Your needs may be long-term, perhaps for a degenerative illness that will require more and more support over time, such as Parkinson’s, or you may have an urgent requirement for intensive care after a sudden event, injury, or surgery, which will likely lessen over time. Whatever the need is, caregivers can be thoughtfully matched with a family member and the ongoing relationship that can change with your needs.

  7. Caregivers can develop meaningful relationships with your loved one
    Loneliness is a big concern for the adult children of a parent who has been widowed. The companionship a caregiver provides is akin to a blossoming friendship and can provide meaningful and essential social interaction.

  8. Prevents risk of social isolation
    If illness, mobility problems, or recovery after a sudden health crisis has left your parent housebound, they may miss their usual social activities and interactions. This change in routine can sometimes lead to withdrawal, social isolation, and sometimes depression. Caregivers not only provide companionship, but they can also help ensure that your loved one is getting out and participating in social activities outside the house.

While your parent’s care needs often result in a change in circumstances for your family, it is reassuring to know that options are available to help you cope. Choosing Home Care for your mom or dad means you can be sure they are being cared for in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home and affords you the time you need to continue meeting your daily commitments during this challenging time.

At Ezra Home Care, we provide reliable, compassionate, and personalized care, which translates to peace of mind and security for everyone in the family. Our caregivers are selected and approved by the office team, each of whom has trained in the field as a caregiver.

If you and your family are ready to benefit from compassionate and expert help at home, please get in touch with our team.

Founded in 2008, Ezra Home Care offers live-in home care, 24-hour care, and hourly senior care.
All our caregivers are state-certified and provide services like personal carehousekeepingcompanionship, help with medication, and transportation assistance. We've spent 15 years refining our caregiver selection process to ensure families' peace of mind. Reach out for details and quotes.

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