Home Care in Havana FL
You’ve been taking care of your aging mother for several months. Maybe it’s been even longer than that. No matter how long it has been since you started as a family caregiver, you realize the benefits of taking a break every once in a while and getting away for vacation. Your spring getaway could have been planned for a long time or it could be something you recently thought about.
As the date of your departure arrives, whether you are taking an airplane or you are driving to your destination, you realize that your mother still needs assistance. You were originally thinking about taking her with you, but perhaps during the process of caring for her you realize that your spring getaway would be nothing more than a change of scenery. You will still be overwhelmed with the responsibilities of caring for her. If that’s the case, consider hiring an experienced home care provider.
Sit down and discuss this option with your mother directly.
Before making any specific plans about hiring a professional caregiver, it’s important to discuss this prospect with your elderly mother (or other family member who requires assistance). Just because she requires help from you on a regular basis doesn’t mean she gives up the right to determine the course of her own health and care into the future.
She may be reluctant or even outright refuse to consider an in-home care provider. That’s usually directly related to a lack of understanding about the services, these caregivers, and even the cost of this type of care.
She may ask you why she can’t come with you or why you need to get away without her. That can be a difficult question for some people to answer. It may be best to simply be honest and tell your mother that between all of the other obligations you have going on in your life and assisting her you feel overwhelmed at times.
Maybe you simply want a nice week or two away with your spouse or significant other. Ultimately, you don’t really need to give a reason why you’re going on vacation, but you do need to think about the necessity of care for your mother. If she is still capable of tending to her basic care for the most part, but may only require minimal assistance with some things, such as doing the laundry because it’s in the basement, getting to doctor’s appointments because she no longer drives, and other things, she could rely on a professional home care provider for just a couple hours a day once or twice a week while you are gone.
Once you return, you may discover that she wants to keep this caregiver on for the future.
If you or an aging loved on are considering home care in Havana, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia.