Summer is now in our sights. Now that we’ve gotten through winter and spring is upon us, it’s time to begin looking to summer, especially for those who may be going away on vacation or planning to, but who also have the responsibility of looking after an elderly or disabled loved one. By waiting too long to think about who is going to look after them or how they might be able to travel with you, it might make it more difficult to find adequate home care support.
Home care agencies are the best option.
Make no mistake about it, home care is the best option when an elderly or disabled individual requires some level of support at home. Family members and friends are certainly caring and can do a lot, but for most people they have no prior experience doing this type of work.
A home care aide who works for an agency has likely gone through a rigorous interview process and some level of training if they have never worked with an elderly client before. In reality, though, when you contact an agency to hire somebody, you will most likely find somebody with at least some level of experience.
That experience is going to help improve safety for the elderly individual and also encourage him or her to remain as active as they want to be.
During the summer, though, many people may call on these services.
Certain times of the year become a little bit more difficult to find adequate care because of the demand. In the summer that could very well be the case. You may try to contact an agency at the last minute and find there are no available caregivers who can support your loved one at the times they need help the most.
What if you plan to travel with this senior?
You might be going to the beach, heading across country, or doing something else for a week. If you’re planning to bring this individual along with you, but you also want to be able to enjoy yourself on this vacation, you might be able to hire a home care aide at your vacation destination.
You need to start making these plans now. If you wait until last minute you could run into problems with regard to availability. Even though summer still seems like a long way in the distance, it’s going to be here before you know it, so plan accordingly and consider home care options now.
If you or a family member are in need of home care for seniors in Boca Raton, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.
She gained another 20 year of administrative and marketing experience within the Florida healthcare market before accepting the position with Star Multi Care. Focusing on advocating for seniors has always been her passion and she plans on continuing this quest while working with Star.
Liza spends much of her free time volunteering with advocacy groups.She currently is a Florida Elder Mediator, the Chairman for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Alzheimers’ Family Center, and sits on the Advisory Council for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County.
Her family also remains a priority in her life.Ms. Erazo raised her two children while working and pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice.She prides herself in the joys her three grandchildren bestow upon her and values the time she spends with them.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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