In Home Senior Care: Four Things You Should Keep In Mind

It’s hard to balance time between work, kids, daily chores, and taking care of your senior loved ones. Your elders have unique needs that must be tended to at any given time of the day. If you feel like you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, then in home senior care may be the perfect solution to care for your loved ones.

You may think you’re the only one that who should be taking care of your senior loved one, but hiring an in home senior care will make both your life and theirs easier.

Here is a list of key items you should keep in mind when it’s time to choose in home care services:

Your Senior Loved Ones Will Enjoy It

In a survey done by AARP, 90% of seniors over the age 65 want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. It makes sense that your senior loved ones would rather stay in their own home instead of being taken to a senior citizen community.


Here are a few benefits for seniors who remain in their own homes:


– They get to maintain the freedom and control they are used to


– They maintain the privacy of their own home


– They stay close to the memories and emotional attachments within and associated with their home


What Needs Does Your Senior Loved One Have?

There are essentially two types of care your elders would need:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as bathing, eating, transferring, and dressing
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) such as driving, preparing meals, and shopping.

This is important to understand because when it comes time to talk to senior care agencies, you want to tell them with clear understanding what kind of help your elders need.

For example, it can be that your senior loved one only needs help for the first hour or so when they wake up and the last hour before they go to bed.

Why Hiring Your In Home Provider Directly Is Best


While it is possible to save money by hiring a home health care provider through a staffing agency, you should consider the benefits that only come with directly hiring a company such as Home Vitatility Care.


Our owners, management and staff are highly trained home health care professionals with many years of experience serving the elderly. We are committed to the comfort, safety and security of the seniors entrusted to our care. So you will always have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’ve hired people who will go above and beyond what is required in caring for your parents, grandparents or other loved ones.


On the other hand, if you hire through a staffing agency, you cannot always be sure to receive the level of commitment you should expect for such a delicate and important job as caring for your senior loved ones.


Prepare For The Future


Perhaps your senior loved one is currently able to complete most tasks on their own, but be mindful that that can change in the future. You don’t want to wait until problems arise to come up with a solution.


Instead, you should plan ahead about what kind of care your elders may need in the coming months or years. Proper planning will also make the transition to in home care as smooth as possible for you, your senior loved one, and the home care agency because nothing will be rushed.

When it comes to choosing senior home care services, you want to keep in mind that the most important thing is the comfort and care of your elderly loved ones. So you need to have a professional and reliable provider that is trustworthy and dependable to attend to their very specific needs.

To speak to a member of our team about any needs you and your family may have, call us at (281) 580-9955 or contact us online today.