It’s not easy to be a parent, but it is often difficult as well to be the child of parents who can no longer care for themselves. Most aging parents obviously want to live at home for as long as possible which often means that they will need in-home elderly care to do so. The question is how do you know when it is time to seek home healthcare help for your parents’ care?
There is an online tool that can help guide that decision-making. The Independent Living Assessment is a terrific on-line tool developed by researchers at Boston University that can help to determine if your parents’ safety and health needs are being well served by their current living situation. It asks a series of questions about such things as level of independence and mobility in order to determine how much assistance is needed. Parents may only require assistance part of the time or their needs are such that a full time caregiver would be necessary. Many home healthcare agencies provide a nursing assessment in addition to much needed assistance by a home health aide who normally helps with household tasks and personal care. You may discover that with a little help around the house, running errands and assistance with meal preparation, your parents’ needs are sufficiently met to enable them to live at home indefinitely.
David York Agency not only provides skilled home health aides for your in-home healthcare, it is one of a select few that provides a free nurse assessment for their clients. They can help you develop a plan to accommodate changes in your parents’ health situation. This can minimize the anxiety and stress that occurs when quick decisions have to be made. Please become acquainted with our service today by visiting www.davidyorkagency.com or follow us on our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter pages. You can also call us at 718.376.7755 and we will be happy to talk over your specific home healthcare needs.