Nov 17, 2017 by Shannon Meller
If your loved one receives in home care for the elderly, he or she may depend on it and become reliant on it. This means that when your loved one does not receive in home care for the elderly, they may find it difficult to cope and get through the day. This can be a trying time for your loved one and he or she may not know what to do and you may not either. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to make sure that you and your loved one are able to get through this time without in home care for the elderly.
First, you will want to make sure you take time to touch base with your loved one’s caregiver to find out what they do to help your loved senior. For example, do they have any tips when it comes to bathing your loved one or helping them use the restroom. Also, what about medication management or transportation to doctor’s appointments? This is all important and the more you know, the better. One thing to keep in mind is that if you ask about these things early enough, you may have the opportunity to shadow your loved one’s care provider to see what they do.
You should also take some time to learn more about how your loved one eats and what happens at mealtime. Since your loved one will be there at Thanksgiving, you should inquire about medication during mealtime and also whether or not your loved one needs their food cooked in a particular manner or if they should avoid any food or drinks.
If you have any questions about your loved one’s care, talk to their in home care for the elderly provider before the holidays approach. This way, you are always prepared for what happens.