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In-Home Care For Aging Parents

a-1-aging-parentsComing to the realization that your father, mother, or beloved grandparent is in need of support and care on a daily basis can be difficult, especially when it comes to deciding which form of care will be best for your loved one. The right form of care, environment, and support team is important to you and critical to the well-being of the individual in need of assistant. Deciding which type of care can be overwhelming and only add to the stress of the realization that your loved one needs extra assistance to live their life independently and to the fullest.

If your loved one is in need of care on a daily basis, or care that requires attention around the clock, home health care is your best option. A-1 Domestic Professional Services/A-1 Care Agency is one of the top choices for home health care in Los Angeles, recommended by local doctors, discharge planners, and social workers. Having been in the home health care business since 1991 and consistently exceeding client expectations, A-1 Domestic is a care agency you can trust to ensure quality care for your loved one.

Care For Elders at the Comfort of Their Own Home

It is important You’re aging parent likely desires to remain at home, in the comfort of their own environment. One’s sense of independence and dignity are highly dependent upon one’s ability to remain where they desire to live, surround by familiar things and family. If your aging parent is well enough to remain at home, with the care of a certified nursing assistant at hand, then home health care through A-1 Domestic Professional Services is an excellent option. facilities and assisted living centers seldom provide individuals with the one-on-one care and attention that your loved one deserves. If your loved one needs assistance with activities of daily living such as feeding and meal planning, toileting and incontinence assistance, grooming and general hygiene, and walking and mobility, than the care of a CNA or home health aide through A-1 Domestic Professional Services can provide you with the care your aging parent requires, while allowing them to remain in their home.

If you are concerned as to whether or not your aging parent is in need of care, there are several signs that can assist you in your decision to hire a home caregiver.

Your aging parent is in need of homecare if:

  1. They exhibit sign of forgetfulness, to the point where it is interfering with their health. You aging parent make forget important medical appointments, to take medications on schedule, or forget to take care of themselves by forgetting to eat, shower, of groom themselves.
  2. Your aging parent shows personality changes. Mood swings may become evident, as well as confusion when performing tasks that were once done automatically. They may also lose interest in hobbies that they once enjoyed, or fail to maintain usual routines, such as housecleaning, when their home was once typically spotless.
  3. Their health is in decline. Your loved one may show signs of weight loss, unexplained bruising, depression, short-term memory loss, and increase in illness.
  4. They become apathetic towards household or daily living tasks. You may notice spoiled food in your aging parent’s refrigerator, unopened mail, unpaid bills, neglected gardens or houseplants, and a messy, hazardous, or unsafe living environment.

If any of the given signs reminded you of your loved one, a home care giving option is likely your best option for care. While these signs do not call for a loved one to move out of their home into an assisted living facility, they do require some care and personal assistance. Through hiring a personal and trusted caregiver through A-1 Domestic Professional Services, you can ensure that your loved one will be safe and taken care of on a daily basis, while living independently in their own home.