Traveling home to visit parents over the holidays can be one of the most special experiences of the year. But going “over the river and through the woods” isn’t just a festive experience: it is a chance to see first-hand how mom and dad are doing and perhaps offer some assistance so they can stay in their own home longer.
Now that the holidays are over, are you thinking back on that visit with worry about the coming year? Were you surprised at the changes you observed in mom’s ability to take care of the house? Did dad seem confused at times and unsteady on his feet? Did they both lose weight? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, perhaps it’s time to look into private care services.
Many people think that hiring a private home health aide is a luxury. But having in-home help is a good option for people who need a little bit of extra assistance to remain safe and independent. For example, your parents could hire a home health aide to provide personal care as well as to assist with grocery shopping two or three times a week, prepare some light meals, and provide light housekeeping to keep the house tidy.
If you wish to explore private care as an option, HomeCare, Inc. is your local trusted agency. Private Care Service of HomeCare, Inc. is accredited by the Joint Commission, considered the gold standard for quality care. For more information or a full list of services available, visit their link on this website or call our referral department at 978-552-4444.