Your mother has a number of appointments. She has doctor’s appointments, eye care professional appointments, dental appointments, and so on. You’ve been trying to take care of her for quite some time, and now that she no longer drives, she is calling you for every little thing.
It has become frustrating.
You have no time for yourself. You feel as though you have given up just about everything you possibly can, and the only other thing you could set aside might be your work. You just don’t want to do that. This is your career, something you have been working tirelessly to build for many years.
How will she get to these appointments?
If your mother no longer drives, and if she doesn’t have any friends in the area who could give her a safe ride, can she depend on a neighbor? If not, then what could you do?
The best thing you could consider doing is learning about home care support services. Home care is a wonderful option for people of all ages who may need some level of support at home. Some seniors often rely on these home care aides for transportation as well.
Not all caregivers will offer transportation.
Many home care aides who work for agencies will certainly offer transportation options for their clients, but they may be limited on where they drive the client. For example, some caregivers will offer transportation to get their senior client to the store or to a doctor’s appointment. Some will provide transportation to bring seniors to the park, to visit with friends, or the local senior center for certain activities.
October is National Dental Hygiene Month and for those seniors, which may include your mother, who has appointments, including the dentist, instead of canceling them for lack of transportation options, consider home care.
A home care provider can be hired for just a couple of hours a day, one or two days a week, at a minimum to start. This could be exactly what the elderly individual needs to not just feel comfortable and safe at home, but to also get to various places throughout town.
Home care also provides a great benefit to family caregivers in that they provide some relief and take away a great deal of pressure, stress, and anxiety from those individuals. This month, instead of skipping an important appointment, like going to the dentist, a home care aide can offer the transportation option some seniors may need.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring home care for a senior in Trumbull, CT, please contact the caring staff at Sovereign Home Health today. Call today (203) 642-1924.
Sovereign Home Health is focused on caring for our clients throughout Connecticut and Northern, New Jersey.With two locations and services ranging from our personal care and companion care services to our 24/7 Never Alone Care, our specially trained and certified in-home caregivers can provide you with the care and freedom you or your loved one deserve.
Each of our clients has different care needs, and Sovereign Home Health provides a range of services that can be customized to fit their unique, individual client needs. To learn more about Sovereign Home Health or to set up a free comprehensive consultation, contact us today.
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