November 09, 2016
Michigan Senior Care Simplified
There comes a time when the care-taker rolls in most families switch and adult children must take care of their aging parents in one way or another. Most elderly need some level of care from family or professionals on a weekly basis, if not more often, but how will you decide what is best for everyone, especially you and your parent? How can you make sure it is the right decision? Knowing your options is a good start, so let’s discuss what is available.
Michigan In-Home Care (Michigan Home Care)
This can be a great option when Mom or Dad are still able to safely stay at home, but might need help with cooking or cleaning. There are a number of services that can provide professional household help on a monthly, weekly, or daily schedule. Some services can also provide assistance with basic tasks such as bathing, medication reminders, or driving them to a doctor’s appointment. This option’s flexibility appeals to a lot of people, especially those that want their parent to remain at home, but must work full time.
Adult Day Care
Just like it sounds, this is another option for people who need assistance during the day while their family care-takers are at work. Instead of having a service come to the home, you can drop off your parent at an adult day care center where a professional staff will make sure that they get everything they need during the day including meals, enriching activities, and companionship.
Assisted Living Facilities
When it is no longer feasible or safe for your parent stay at home, an assisted living facility could be a good way to transition them into a different place. Some of these facilities seem more like apartment complexes than a place for the elderly, especially because the residents can still have some independence. All meals are provided, there is an abundance of activities for residents to participate in, and there is usually some kind of health care staff available when necessary.
Nursing Home Care
These facilities are known for their around-the-clock care. They are typically staffed with CNA’s and RN’s who have the experience, equipment, and technology to provide varying levels of specialized care for their residents that can range from patients with heart conditions to dementia patients who require memory care.
Everyone’s situation is different, so it is important to make sure that your parent is getting the right amount of care based on their individual needs. Some people might not require much assistance, where others need 24-hour care. If you are unsure about what to do for your parent, The Elder Care Firm can help you get an assessment from a specially qualified professional. We work closely with many area agencies to better assist you and your family on making important decisions regarding the care of your elderly loved one. Contact us today to learn more about your options and how we can help or attend one of our free LifeCare Planning Workshops.Secure your free workshop seat here