It’s that time of life when you know the question of senior care will emerge sooner or later. Your parents have been visiting the doctor’s office a little more often these days, and they are becoming visibly frail. Your elderly loved ones have worked hard all their lives and though they are at retirement age, they have refused to leave their careers because they are holding on to a huge part of their identity – especially if they have enjoyed a long, successful career. The work load and stress levels are finally taking a toll on your parents’ health, and you’re worried that if they don’t retire soon, their health will decline quickly rather than slowly. And here you are, looking at this computer screen and faced with so many different types of senior care – live-in care, assisted living, residential care, nursing homes, convalescent homes, memory care facilities, adult day care centers, 24 hour in-home care, independent living, etc.
In-Home Care Meets Senior Priorities
As we age, certain things become important to us – family, friends, enjoying life in the moment, and excellent medical care in the most comfortable form possible. We want to stay far, far away from hospitals, and if we become physically dependent on another person to care for our needs, such as assistance with bathing, oral hygiene or cooking, we don’t want to be committed to an institution to have those needs met. In-home care meets the needs of seniors in ways that other elder care forms do not. Consider the following:
- In-Home Care means you get undivided attention – in the comfort of your own home
- You are not confined in an institutional setting where you have to share one caregiver with at least 10 other fellow residents, meaning soiled diapers don’t pile up, you’re not sharing germs with a roommate whose health condition you do not know, and you get companionship when you want, on demand.
- In-Home Care follows you wherever you go, whether you live alone or with family. Live-in care means 24 hour on-demand assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, grooming, oral hygiene, dressing, garden care, pet care, grocery shopping, medication reminders, transportation and more.
- Specialized senior care services for Alzheimer’s, Cancer Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care and other types of in-home care are available for your elderly loved ones.
- Long-term relationship bonding is healthy for seniors and their caregivers, as they adjust to one another and grow in their trust toward one another. Emotional stability is important for the elderly, especially if they are receiving care from professional caregivers who are not family. Consistent, long-term home care services with the same caregiver breeds trust and receptivity to home care assistance.
About A-1 Home Care in Long Beach
Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency, delivering high quality in-home care services to seniors and their families in Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Santa Monica, Culver City, Pasadena, Malibu and other parts of LA County.
As one of the few home care agencies to successfully receive state licensure, A-1 Home Care is committed to enhancing the lives of the elderly while promoting senior safety and security. We thoroughly screen every single caregiver for their criminal background clearance; we check their DMV records and all professional references are verified. Our 24 hour care services are covered by long term care insurance and veteran benefits. Low-cost financing options are also available for those paying out of pocket.
For quality senior care, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 or visit our website www.longbeachinhomecare.com for information about services in your area.