It’s one of the most difficult family conversations there are: “What are we going to do with mom and dad when they’re no longer able to live alone? How can they live best in their elder years?”
Inevitably, the discussion comes down to a choice between helping mom and dad keep living in their own home or transitioning to a nursing home or assisted living center when they need long-term care.
We have seen many times over the years, that there truly is no place like home for growing old.
Yes, when it comes to long-term care, there are great assisted living facilities in Whatcom County. But there’s nothing like receiving care in the family home, surrounded by comfortable, familiar surroundings.
Your parents have worked hard all their lives to provide for themselves and their family. They deserve to grow old in the familiar surroundings of the home they’ve built with love over a lifetime. At-home care by licensed nursing assistants allows for much greater levels of privacy and personal attention; private, in-home caregivers can truly transform your parents’ ability to enjoy their sunset years.
Receiving long-term care assistance at home also has the benefit of keeping your parents near the people they’ve grown to love. In addition to the familiar surroundings, friends and family can stop by to visit anytime instead of only during visiting hours, which is extremely important for many older adults.
Take My Hand At-Home Care offers all levels of caregiving at home, from part-time help to 24-hour long-term care. You only pay for the level of service needed to allow your dad or mom to receive long-term care in the comfort of their home.
No two people are the same, after all, and everyone’s needs are different. For every client, Take My Hand conducts a confidential, complimentary in-home assessment to help everyone involved make informed decisions about the level of care needed. Some care recipients only need part-time assistance – four hours a day, two or three days a week — and some need more robust, 24-hour long-term care. Take My Hand’s caregivers have the experience to handle it all.
With the right help your parents can receive long-term care in the comfort of their home. Our licensed Whatcom County caregivers can make meals, provide accompaniment to doctor visits, help with medication monitoring and much, much more.
For more information, just give Take My Hand a call or send an email. We provide affordable eldercare services in Lynden, Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County.