Home Care Options in Delray Beach FL
It is absolutely not easy being a family caregiver. However, there are an estimated 44 million family members taking care of elderly or disabled adult loved ones in the United States (AARP). That’s a staggering number of people who are sacrificing a tremendous amount of their time and energy providing support when family members need it.
The reality of the situation, though, is that most of these caregivers don’t need to be sacrificing their time, jobs, or anything else. Far too many people don’t even consider hiring a home care aide, either because they have certain misconceptions about it, assume it’s too much money, or don’t know anything about these services.
Home care aides can be incredibly valuable for seniors and disabled adults. They can provide physical and emotional support. They can offer encouragement, help do certain activities around the house, and even provide transportation in some situations.
As for giving family caregivers a break, a home care aide can do just that. Some people have a preconceived notion that home care support services is only available for full-time care. In reality, though, hiring a home care aide for just two hours a day once or twice a week is possible when you book those services through an agency.
Imagine a person who has been undergoing a tremendous amount of stress trying to take care of their elderly father suddenly realizing they could start by relying on a home care aide three days a week for two hours in the evening. Instead of rushing home after work to change and then flying on over to their father’s house to make him dinner, help him get ready for bed, and even assisting him getting into bed, thus giving up so many other things in their life, that home care aide could do that for them.
That could allow them the opportunity to relax, spend time with loved ones, including a spouse or friends, and just alleviate a tremendous amount of stress and pressure from their life.
There’s a reason companies provide vacations for their employees. We all need a break from the daily routine every once in a while. If we don’t get that break, it becomes easy to overlook what we’re doing it all for in the first place. When people are primary caregivers for adult family members, considering home care support services is a great option.
Before sitting down to discuss it with the senior, learn as much as possible so you would be in a better position to answer questions that will inevitably come up.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Delray Beach, FL please contact the caring staff at Levin Home Care. Call (855) 980-6620
I am originally from Connecticut and grew up in the small town of Ellington.I have a diverse background in health care which I started at the age of 16.I became an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and volunteered with the Ellington Ambulance Post 512. Ellington was the only volunteer ambulance group that staffed EMS calls with high school students during the day with an advisor driver.I then became a member of the Ellington Fire Department Station 43 in 1990 and became fire fighter 1 certified in 1992. During my nine years as a volunteer fire fighter I obtained certifications in confined space rescue, cold water rescue, pre hospital trauma life support certifications to list a few.I had the opportunity to work on an Advanced Life Support Ambulance with American Medical Response based out of Stafford Springs, and also became an EMS certified Dispatcher for the same company.
I became a Florida resident in 2003 where I started my senior services career at an Assisted Living community in 2004/2005.Since then I have volunteered on the Alzheimer’s Association walk committee’s and have assisted with other charities in the community. I have been married since 2007 and we were blessed with our first daughter in 2008 and our second daughter in 2010.Our girls keep us quite busy with after school activities which includes gymnastics and softball. I enjoy fishing, free diving, watching football, and playing softball. I also enjoy camping and lots of family time making lasting memories with my girls.
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