Elder Care Wellington
Elder Care Wellington understands that as our loved ones get older, it becomes more difficult for them to perform daily tasks that one would normally take for granted. It’s time to get your loved ones the help they need without having to be placed into a senior living community. Most seniors want to remain in their own Wellington home for as long as possible. Elder Care Wellington can help them stay there longer!
Our professionally referred caregivers are here to provide assistance when it comes to keeping up with daily hygiene and other personal care tasks.
Wellington Senior Care Services include:
- Skin care
- Dental care
- Getting dressed/undressed
- Stretching and other motion activities
One of the hardest parts about staying at home in Wellington when you age is having to take care of your home and yourself. You may have noticed that your aging parents have started to fall behind on tasks such as doing laundry, housekeeping chores, and meal planning and preparation. Elder Care Wellington can help delay the heartbreaking decision of moving them into a facility when they really may just need some help with vacuuming and homemaking chores!
Wellington Homemaking services include:
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Washing dishes
- Organizational assistance
- Doing laundry
- Pet and/or plant care
- Ensure that the fridge is fully stocked
Sadly, sometimes living at home can be lonely. Wellington Companions are friendly caregivers who are always available to chat with your loved one, share and support their hobbies and passions, attend social gatherings and religious ceremonies.
Wellington Companion Care services include:
- Phone or in-person conversations
- Reading aloud
- Projects or crafts
- Outdoor activities
- Assist with correspondence
- Attending special events
- Visiting friends or family
- Celebrating birthdays
- Attending church or synagogue
Elder Care Wellington
As we enter our golden years, many of us begin to think about how our families will plan for the future. We consider retirement, health concerns, memory loss and our ability to continue to live independently and how these things will impact our finances and our lives.
While the best time to plan for these things is in youth, long before care is needed, there is never a time when it is too late. Having conversations about long term care is important at any age, and it can help our loved ones to support our goals in the most cost effective and practical ways possible. Elder Care Wellington recommends having conversations about ElderCare at Home Wellington services as early as possible.
Elder Care Wellington in home care family discussions
The first step in planning for long term care is to have a discussion with your family members. Help them to understand what your goals are and how you would like them to respond in various situations. If you are unable to complete activities of daily living independently, would you prefer to remain at home and seek the assistance of an in home aide? If medical needs arise that you cannot manage independently, is your goal to move to a facility or seek in home healthcare? In what situations would you ask your family to step in, and how much are they able to contribute without burdening their own resources? By discussing these things before a need arises, you will increase your opportunities to explore all options, and everyone has the opportunity to remain honest about what they can and cannot do.
Next, consider the financial implications of your choices. Look into the cost of in home care, nursing home care and assisted living to better understand what you can and cannot realistically afford. If you are open to entering a facility, visit a few to find out about the costs and services available. Also touch base with an in home care provider to find out about costs; many offer free, no obligation consultations to members of the community.
After you have an idea about the costs of various types of care, research what coverage any insurance policies you own may offer. Also explore the situations in which Medicare might assist with payment. Finally, consider your assets and how they might be beneficial should you need to use them to help pay for your care. Share your plans for paying for care with trusted loved ones so that they understand your financial strategies should the time come that you require assistance.
The final step in planning for long term care is to meet with potential care providers. When a need for assistance arises, you never want to feel rushed to make decisions about a home caregiver or facility. You also never want to feel forced to enter a facility simply because you do not understand the in home care and in home healthcare options that exist. By researching your options in advance and scheduling consultations with your top picks, you can have a good idea about the services that various agencies provide and their qualifications too. Share your preferences with loved ones and your doctor so that everyone is on board and understands their role in helping you.
Elder Care Wellington Senior Care Services
Long term care Wellington senior care service decisions should not be made lightly, and advanced planning is an important step regardless of your age. If you are exploring your options and have a goal of aging in place, Elder Care Wellington is here to help. Our nationally recognized home care programs are managed by industry-leading professionals who can help you create an individualized care plan which will ensure your goals are always respected with safety and comfort as top priorities. Take the time to meet with one of our knowledgeable Care Managers to get your questions answered by calling to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.