Home Care Transfer PA- Temporary Home Care for Family Vacations

One of the great things about senior home care is the fact that you can hire someone full time, part time, temporarily, or permanently.  Because home care is so flexible, it is affordable for most anyone.  While in most cases it takes some time for a patient to get used to a new person caring from them, with the right preparation a home care companion can be a stress free experience.Home Care Transfer PA

You put a lot of time into caring for your senior.  You are dedicated to taking care of your loved one on a daily or weekly basis and it’s hard to think of leaving them in someone else’s care, but when the opportunity comes up for a family vacation you want the chance to get away for a little while.  After all, how often does the opportunity for a family trip come along?

While a family vacation sounds exciting you can’t leave your senior with no one to take care of them.  They need someone to watch after them and be there if something goes wrong.  Hiring a temporary home care companion is the answer to your needs.  Before you leave town, there are a few things you can do that will help make your time away stress free for your senior.

Introduce your senior’s temporary home care companion to them before you plan to leave.  Let the two get acquainted ahead of time so that the day they start their caregiving they already know each other.  This also helps you make sure your loved one is comfortable with the caregiver you have chosen for them.

Clear your senior’s schedule.  Unless there is an important doctor’s appointment on the calendar it is a good idea to give a temporary caregiver a light load.  Instead of learning your senior’s regular activities, since you will only be gone for a short while, sometimes it’s best to skip a few of you senior’s activities and let them stay safely home while you are away.  Instead your senior’s caregiver can focus on the at home activities and keeping your senior comfortable.

If your senior loved one needs around the clock care, a home care companion can be there overnight.  Clear out a bedroom for your senior’s home care companion to stay.  Staying at your senior’s house while you are away will help you feel even better about leaving.  There will be someone to watch over them 24/7.  If possible choose a spare bedroom close to your senior’s bedroom so that a caregiver can hear them if they need help during the night.

With the help of a temporary home care companion you can have the freedom to leave your aging loved one in capable hands and enjoy some vacation time.  Remember to swap contact information and leave emergency contacts with the caregiver in case they need to get ahold of someone on behalf of your senior.  Also remember to take precautions and run background checks, ask for references, and enjoy your trip.

The caregivers at CareGivers Plus are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs. CareGivers Plus is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable home care services in Transfer PA,  and the surrounding areas. Call 724-638-7110 for more information. 

 

About Robert Devine

Robert Devine is Owner and Administrator at Caregivers Plus Home Health Care of Hermitage, PA.

Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Caregivers Plus has been operating as a locally owned family-operated home care agency in Mercer County since 1994.
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