There often comes a time when a senior may need more care than a family member can personally provide. Check out the helpful articles below to understand the resources out there. Need more help? Contact the Caregiver Resource Center at info @ Ageofaustin.org
Understanding respite care options for seniors
For many, the challenges of caring for a loved one are part of daily life. Caregiving is a demanding, difficult job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Getting help is essential for your health, and your resilience is critical for your loved one. Respite care provides short term breaks that relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life. Working with family members or friends may be difficult, but there are many respite care options and strategies that you may not be aware of.
This article provides information on in-home as well as outside of home care options when family caregivers need additional, short term help.
In-Home Care Services for Seniors
Many older adults prefer to stay at home as they age. But is this the right choice? The goal of in-home care is to help a senior remain at home as long as possible, rather than moving into a long-term care facility. Home care may be right if relatively minor assistance is needed with daily activities and there is a network of nearby family or friends who can also help.
There is a wide range of home care services that can help maintain a senior’s independence within the comfort of their own home. In this article, you will learn about the options, explore how to choose the right home care service provider, and find tips for discussing concerns with family members. Visit this website to learn more: helpguide.org/elder/senior_services_living_home.htm
Understanding Senior Housing Options
Thinking about housing arrangements for the future can be a stressful, anxiety-provoking topic for the senior and their family. However, it doesn’t have to be. While it may feel easier to put off thinking about it until later, the earlier you face your specific issues, the more choices and control you will have over your future. Learn about the different types of senior housing, what choices may be best, and how to navigate the emotional roadblocks that come with choosing senior housing. Visit this article for more information.