“The options are to let them stay in their home alone and risk injury or worse, or incorporate them into another family member’s home. Both situations are potentially fraught with frustration and danger, but either can work out very well when done correctly and with help,” continues Goodrich.
Here are 3 ways skilled nursing can help caregivers cope with stress:
Giving Caregivers a Break – Bringing a beloved parent or other family member into the home makes at least one person in the home a full-time caregiver. That is one of the most stressful jobs there can be when the elder family member has an illness or struggles to keep up with their own daily hygiene. The stress it causes can make caregivers feel guilty and even make them depressed. Having a skilled nursing provider come to the home on a regular basis gives at-home caregivers the break they need while helping them keep track of the senior family member’s overall health.
Complete Independence for the Elderly – It can be difficult for family members to understand why a parent or other senior family member refuses to move in to the home of a loving child. Leaving a home they have been in for years means leaving memories, and most of all, it means giving in to the idea of losing their independence. While living alone can be difficult for many seniors, there are ways to let them stay in their home and feel independent. A skilled nursing provider can come to the home to make sure the senior citizen is getting the nutrition they need and that they are keeping fit and healthy for their age.
Skilled Nursing Home Health Care Services – Having a skilled nursing provider visit an elderly family member regularly provides the peace of mind that the loved one is getting their medications on time and having their vital information monitored. A skilled home health care provider can do so much more for the elderly client, however. They can make sure their elderly client is getting out and experiencing life in a way that is safe and provides the proper mental and physical stimulus for them.
The health care nursing provider will help the elderly get to doctor appointments and can even make sure the senior can get to family gatherings when they happen. Skilled home nurses also have qualified physical therapists that can help elderly patients maintain their health and strengthen them so they can perform daily functions.
When necessary, a skilled nurse will provide all of the daily hygiene needs for their client including making sure they are bathed, fed, and dressed well. Providing the means for loved one to have the care they need to remain in their own home, or stay in a family member’s home while maintaining a healthy emotional environment for everyone is what skilled nursing care is all about.
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About Firstat Nursing Services
Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," please visit http://firstatofsandiego.com