There are a variety of medical reasons why a family may choose to have a caregiver at home. Each situation is unique, yet the need for help to come along side the family is a common factor.
The desire to remain in the home
Families are sometimes torn between their loved one’s desire to remain home and their ability to care for all of their needs alone. Having a caregiver at home can relieve the pressure both family primary caregivers and patients feel about being able to make it possible to remain at home. While it may be hard to open your home to others at first, many find that the benefit of having caregivers come along side is quickly recognized and appreciated.
A trusted source of help and information
Families and clients will find that a caregiver will become a trusted source of help and information. Simply knowing that you don’t have to go it alone brings relief. There is dignity that comes to a client as they are able to ask questions and take part in decision-making in their own home. Family caregivers find relief as they are aided in the task of caring for their loved one and find new confidence as they are able to ask questions and sometimes are even taught new techniques that will help with their loved one’s care plan.
Families may not be expecting companionship with a caregiver or even desire that to be part of the package, but the truth is often a client and their family may in the end find a trusted professional friend. Caregivers must remain professional, yet they can build a rapport with the client and family that will be meaningful.
Please contact us at Bigelow Family Home Care for information about how we can help you meet the needs of your loved one.