Emergency Home Care
For many people, their parents seemed invincible when they were young. The thought of them getting sick or needing help with care seemed distant, almost impossible. But the reality is that two out of five adults in the U.S. are giving care in some facility, because their parents are disabled, chronically ill, or simply aging and can no longer do the things they used to do.
Caregiving isn’t just limited to older adults. Many parents care for their special needs children. People recovering from a surgery or injury have limited mobility and also need care of some sort. Many times, you, as a family member or friend, is their only option.
Caregiving for a loved one doesn’t mean your life stops, although you might feel like it at times. It’s possible you’ll encounter situations that are unforeseen and outside your control.
Your presence might be requested from another family member. You might have a last-minute business trip that can’t be missed. You might have your own medical emergency such as an injury or accident. Whatever the case may be, this puts a significant strain on your caregiving responsibilities.
That’s where emergency home care can help.
What is Emergency Home Care?
Under ideal circumstances, you’d have the opportunity to screen multiple companies and home caregivers; you might not have the luxury of time in an emergency.
Emergency home care is like a substitute teacher or a temporary worker who can fill in when you’re not available. It’s the caregiving version of scrambling for a babysitter at the last minute.
Who needs Emergency Home Care?
What circumstances would require you to employ such a service?
- Perhaps your regular home care service lets you down, with constant tardiness or other unprofessional behavior
- You have no other family members or friends to back you up
- Your loved one had falls or accidents
- Your loved one needs a fast response to an unplanned discharge from hospital
- Your loved one needs urgent hospice care to return home and have the dignity and comfort of dying at home
- You’re having a physical or mental breakdown and need someone to fill in for you immediately
You don’t have a crystal ball, so you might not anticipate any of the above situations. Where do you find a reliable emergency home care, when there is no time for usual home visits and assessments?
How can Family First Companion Care help?
Whether you need someone for just a couple hours a week or 24 hours a day, we’re here to help. Our caregivers undergo careful screening that includes a drug test and a background check. Many of them have over 15 years of caregiving experience.
We can provide assistance with light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, toileting, other personal hygiene needs, monitoring medications, driving to doctor’s appointments, and many more. For the comfort of you and your family, we also provide a 24-hour phone line.
No matter how pressed for time you are, you can rest assured that we’ll provide the highest quality emergency home care.