Family is often there for loved ones. They want to support those who matter most to them. Whether it’s an elderly parent, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, or anyone else, when a family member faces a serious challenge, especially following a hospitalization, those loved ones step up to provide some care and support for them.
However, that might not be the best solution. Nothing is better than an experienced home care services aide, visiting nurse, or physical therapist at supporting an elderly person through their recovery. That’s because there may be certain limitations on the family caregiver.
The senior might not listen.
If an adult child is supporting an elderly parent, that parent may have a difficult time listening to the advice he or she offers. If they are not willing to listen to their advice, that could put the senior in a compromising situation and may limit their ability to recover from this serious medical emergency, surgery, or injury.
It’s easier to get frustrated.
Far too often a senior may get frustrated with his or her spouse, especially if they feel their husband or wife is trying to limit their activity, tell them what they can or can’t do, or give them advice they simply don’t want to hear.
People don’t want to hear what they can’t do. They want to be encouraged. They want to believe it’s still possible for them. It’s a lot easier for somebody to get frustrated, angry, and even belligerent with a spouse or other family member than it is to get angry with a professional, experienced caregiver.
That family member may not have any experience with this.
When a family member is trying to offer care and support to a loved one, but they have no experience doing this type of thing in the past, they might make mistakes, overlook important issues, and not offer the kind of support that is truly beneficial to the recovery.
This is especially true when that elderly loved one was hospitalized due to a heart attack. After all, wouldn’t exercise increase the risk of another heart attack occurring? Not usually and more doctors are advising their heart attack patients to exercise regularly because this is the only way to strengthen the heart muscles.
There are plenty of reasons why home care services support is a far better option than relying strictly on family members following hospitalization. By hiring home care services support, the senior can increase the chances of making a full recovery and avoiding having to be readmitted to the hospital once again.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services Arlington Heights IL, contact the caring staff at Gentle Home Services. Call today (800) 860-9823.