Seniors Helping Seniors provides assistance to senior family caregivers. Whether it be a family member, a friend, or even a trusted neighbor who has taken on this compassionate act of incredible responsibility, we understand that an additional helping hand can be of great assistance in certain circumstances including:
Long Distance Check-ins
Family members who offer assistance to an elderly loved one from afar are often faced with an array of emotionally stressful challenges. Distance prevents being able to help when it’s required, and prevents close monitoring of parents’ physical or cognitive status. Seniors Helping Seniors can pair your loved one with a trusted caregiver who can help with day-to-day needs and activities, helping them maintain their independence and giving you peace of mind with regular long distance check-ins.
Family caregivers have committed to their responsibilities wholeheartedly and know that their role of caring for an elderly loved one is often a full-time responsibility. However, respite and relaxation are important for caregivers to ensure they maintain their own health and sanity. Taking a much-needed vacation can be easier when your loved one has a trusted caregiver from Seniors Helping Seniors. You’ll come back from vacation rested and ready to face the responsibilities and rewards of caring for your loved one.
Coordinate Doctor’s Visits
Family caregivers often have their own family responsibilities in addition to managing the care of an elderly loved one. The seemingly simple task of coordinating doctors visits can be quite time consuming. The qualified experts at Seniors Helping Seniors can help family caregivers with a variety of tasks when it comes to doctors visits, from coordinating appointments, to providing transportation, and relaying communication from the doctor about the plan of care for your family member.
Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia pose real challenges for both the senior with the illness and family members who assume caregiving responsibilities. Caregivers need to understand the stages of illness, how to manage difficult behaviors and how to communicate compassionately to develop a trusting relationship and prevent additional stress for the client. Family caregivers often become overwhelmed with the day-to-day responsibilities as the illness progresses and the client cannot be safely left alone. Seniors Helping Seniors care providers receive training in the care of people with Dementia. We become a partner in care with the family to help the client live safely at home for as long as possible while helping prevent burnout among family caregivers.