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Take the Pressure Off with Senior Care

It is wonderful when seniors are able to live on their own, as the continuation of everyday routines in the comfort of their own homes and communities is good for their physical and mental health. When a parent starts having trouble with basic responsibilities, the next step is usually assistance from their own children and family. 

But there are many challenges when caring for an aging parent or loved one. The family members – most often sons and daughters – are also dealing with their own families, careers, and homes, and frequently find themselves stretched thin. They are covered up with tasks that quickly consume the entire day in this fast-paced world, desperately trying to balance their own lives while trying to care for an aging parent. 

All too often, the family members struggle to keep pace, and often hit a breaking point. When that happen, they look for alternatives, and the choice is often thought to be to move their loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility. In some cases, this may be necessary. However, with some assistance in their routines, a senior can often remain in the home. When the family simply cannot be there all of the time, in-home care from Visiting Angels can provide a respite and fill the gap. In-home care can be an economical and logical solution that helps not only the senior, but also the rest of the family. 

Each family situation is unique, so the Care Plan for each senior is specifically tailored and customized to meet the needs – and the budget – of the senior and the family. The Caregivers employed by Visiting Angels follow the Care Plan that is put into place. Sometimes the senior just needs companionship and a bit of help moving about the house. The Care Plan may also call for specific tasks such as hygiene assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, errands, medication reminders, and more. Some seniors need just a few hours per week with some routine tasks, while others need quite a bit of assistance throughout each day, or overnight, or on weekends – whatever schedule is needed. 

Understandably, seniors may be reluctant to allow “strangers” into their homes, particularly when it comes to personal care. To alleviate these concerns, Visiting Angels is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is insured. Background checks are conducted on Caregivers, who must also undergo orientation and periodic training. 

Visiting Angels has a long history of providing in-home care to adults, mostly seniors. We are available any time to understand your needs, discuss the services we provide, and schedule an in-home assessment at your convenience. We can be reached at any time at visitingangels.com or at 724-216-0488.

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