The decision to move an aging loved one into a nursing home may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. In fact, it is common for adult children to promise themselves they will never subject a parent to “that kind of place.” They may be sincere, but that kind of promise is based on unpredictable circumstances. Life, especially with the elderly, is fluid and changing. Not one of us knows what the future will bring. So give yourself grace in making the decision for a nursing home. Heart-searching goes with the territory, but don’t torment yourself with guilt. Start the decision-making process by asking these questions:
- Are you finding it difficult to continue hands-on care for your loved one?
- Do you feel emotionally drained or chronically tired?
- Does your elder need rehabilitation or specialized supervision?
Caring for an aging parent or spouse is tough work. As an elderly person requires more and more care, the tired caregiver often scolds himself for not loving more, for not working harder, and for not having more energy. Yet it is difficult to give the type of constant loving care that many elders need. At times, an aging person can make your job even harder by being irritable, demanding, or angry. If you do not get enough rest and help, you yourself might feel angry, depressed, anxious, and resentful. From The Heart Elder Care LLC, is Sussex County’s number one choice for home care. Our services make it possible for the elderly to remain in their homes and maintain as much independence as possible, by providing personalized in-home assistance and companionship.
We are licensed, insured and bonded. Our caregivers are able to help you with many activities such as; meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, bathing and grooming assistance, medication reminders, errands and so much more!
Our personalized services are available 365 days a year, including holidays, and can range from a few hours daily to 24 hours and live-in care.
We start the process with a free assessment in your home or wherever works best for you. Call our office to set up a time to meet with you and your loved one to discuss the kind of assistance needed to remain independent at home. We will fully explain our services and answer any questions you have.