For many people, the holiday season means traveling. You might go to see family members who you have not seen frequently or friends who are hosting a gathering. You might even travel to a special location such as a theme park or a cabin to gather with loved ones. Wherever you are going, if travel is going to be a part of your holiday season, you might be concerned that you will not be able to handle your parent’s needs and challenges while also managing the needs of travel itself. This is where home care comes in. Bringing along an in-home senior care services provider can be extremely valuable, reduce stress, and ensure that your parent’s needs are met in the way that is best for them while also helping to keep your holiday season as meaningful, memorable, and enjoyable as possible.
Some ways that a home care provider can be helpful while traveling during the holidays, and any other time of year, include:
- Addressing needs during transit. When you are driving or taking care of children on a plane or train, it can be difficult to focus on your parent’s needs as well. A home care provider can make sure that your aging loved one is comfortable, safe, and healthy, and that they get the proper care during transit.
- Mobility assistance. Travel with a senior who is suffering from mobility challenges can be very difficult and frustrating. A care provider, however, can offer valuable mobility assistance to your parent to ensure that they get through the airport, train station, or other locations efficiently and safely.
- Ongoing care. Your parent’s care needs do not reduce when you are traveling. In fact, they are likely to increase. A care provider can maintain your parent’s care schedule and routine as much as possible so that they continue to receive the care that they need in the way that is right for them.
- Reducing your stress. Caring for your parent during parties, gatherings, and other events can be stressful, and if your parent needs to leave you might have to miss out on the elements of the season that are most important. Having a care provider available means that they can receive care and participate in the event as much as is right for them, while you can continue to enjoy the events with less stress and while being able to focus on your children and other needs.
Starting home care for your aging parent can be one of the best decisions that you make for them. A home care services provider can be with your parent on a fully customized schedule that ensures that they have access to the care, support, assistance, and companionship that they need to maintain the highest quality of life possible as they age in place. This care provider will create a highly personalized set of services tailored specifically to your senior’s individual challenges, limitations, and needs. These services will meet these needs in ways that are right for your parent, while also encouraging a lifestyle that is as independent, engaged, and fulfilling as possible. As a family caregiver, this will give you confidence that your loved one is living the quality of life that they desire and deserve, and that they are getting everything that they need both when you are able to be with them and when you are not. This eases your stress and allows you to focus your time, energy, and effort on all aspects of your life in the most effective way.
If you or a loved one are looking for experienced home care in Fairfax, VA, contact SenCura at 703-880-2547. Providing in-home senior care in Northern Virginia.