We live in a society that values independence. But what happens when that is no longer possible? At some stage in life, most of us are bound to have loved ones who can no longer manage their day-to-day tasks with the same dexterity they previously had.
While dealing with your heartbreak and helplessness in such situations, you must find a real solution. That is where Family First Companion Care comes in.
Who needs in home care?
There are several factors that need to be considered before deciding to hire in home care.
- Does your loved one have trouble bathing, eating, toileting, or dressing himself?
- Are there household chores that need help managing, such as cleaning, laundry, or shopping?
- Are there specific health-related routines that need to be managed, such as keeping appointments, taking medication, or physical therapy?
- Does your loved one desire meaningful companionship, conversation, and activities?
If you are currently the primary caregiver, your needs must also be considered. Whatever the reason, it’s natural for anyone to feel overwhelmed by constant caregiving responsibilities. You may also feel concerned about leaving your loved one at home without extra help while you go run errands or work at a job.
What’s involved in home care?
Family First Companion Care, as providers of high quality in home care in Evansville, offers the following services:
- Assistance with personal grooming and bathing
- Monitoring of medications
- Transportation to doctor’s appointments
- Organizing mail and bills
- Entertainment (card games, board games)
- Meal preparation and cleanup
These are just some of the services we offer. We work with each client to provide a personalized and tailored solution.
Why provide in home care to your loved ones?
Atul Gawande MD, staff writer for The New Yorker and endocrinologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, wrote a bestselling book called Being Mortal. In it, he shares many insights on models of care that encourage elderly people’s ability to live a meaningful life. One of them includes providing a continued sense of independence through in home care.
Home is not merely a sticks-and-bricks house; it’s a sanctuary, where people feel at their safest. It’s where all the memories are. At Family First Companion Care, we believe that staying in one’s home as long as possible is of utmost importance.
It’s tempting to value safety at the price of autonomy when it comes to caring for your loved ones. In home care eases their pain of losing independence. At the same time, it allows you to view the world from your their perspective, not just those of concerned family members and physicians.
Who is Family First Companion Care?
Family First Companion Care provides in home care in Evansville. Licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health, we serve six counties in southern Indiana, including Gibson, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.
We offer a variety of services for people who need short-term or long-term care. These range from in home care, assisted living services, short-term recovery services, and PTSD & veteran care services. We would love to talk with you about how we can help both you and your loved ones today.