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    An in-home caregiver helps support the emotional well-being of in-home care recipients

    Staying independent is a top priority for seniors who want to make the most of their golden years. For some people, receiving in-home care can make the difference between living happily and comfortably at home, or needing to move into an assisted living facility where they will lose more of their independence. However, people who need in-home care may also need some additional help while they experience this new transition. Here’s what you can do to be there to support the emotional well-being of in-home care recipients in your life. 

    Understand When Your Loved One Is In Need

    Depression is a common ailment for seniors. In fact, 40 percent of senior Medicare recipients have been diagnosed with depression. There can be many reasons for this high prevalence of depression in older people. They tend to experience more negative life events, such as the death of loved ones and serious medical crises. They may also have more chronic pain, limited mobility, and struggle to engage with their interests. The higher likelihood of isolation can make all of these factors even worse.

    Sadly, though seniors only make up 12 percent of the US population, they account for 18 percent of suicides. If you or a loved one are in crisis, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 — press “1” to reach the Veterans Crisis Line or use Lifeline Chat.

    Have an Open Discussion

    If your loved one hasn’t yet started in-home care, having that initial conversation might be intimidating. Many people who value their independence might balk at having an in-home caregiver, thinking that it’s a sign that they’re becoming more dependent on others. However, the truth couldn’t be more different. In-home caregivers are one of the best ways for your loved one to maintain their independent lifestyle by continuing to live at home despite the normal challenges of getting older. 

    By having open conversations with your loved one about their needs and the ways that an in-home caregiver could meet those needs, you can reach a solid understanding of how best to help. One of the best things you can do for your loved one is to make them feel heard. 

    Personal Solutions For the Emotional Well-Being Of In-Home Care Recipients

    One reason in-home care is an excellent option for seniors who want to continue living life to the fullest is its emphasis on personalized care. Unlike a crowded assisted living facility, when you’re receiving in-home care you’re the caregiver’s number one priority. You never have to worry about struggling to get your needs met or your concerns heard. An in-home caregiver can make a plan to cover all the most critical elements of your care. If you have a beloved pet who you’re struggling to take care of, you can talk to your in-home caregiver about pitching in. Ask your caregiver for assistance if you love plants but can’t manage your regular watering schedule. And if you want to try new recipes, go out to new locations, or just keep the house a little tidier, your Generations Home Caregiver will be happy to help.

    About Generations Home Care

    Generations Home Care personalized in-home care and support services help those recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, living with a chronic disease, or dealing with the natural process of aging. We help people live a fuller, healthier, and independent life.

    Our caregivers are trained in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended COVID-19 safety precautions. We offer levels of care ranging from companionship, to respite for the primary family caregiver, to homemaking services, to assistance with activities of daily living, to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Generations Home Care takes a holistic approach and emphasizes a consistent, client-centered plan of care.

    Our Specialty Services Include:

    • Rehab or hospital-to-home programs for safe discharge.
    • Short-term post-operative care during recovery periods.
    • Non-medical life management services for people with chronic conditions.
    • Veteran’s connection to care program.
    • Live-in services and couples care.

    If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 602-595-HOME (4663) or by filling out the contact form on our website.

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