As much as you love and want the best for a disabled relative who came to live with you, you also realize that you are limited in how well that you can care for him or her. You work a full-time job and have small children of your own you still need to care for. You also have no medical training to understand how and when to administer the care that your relative needs.
Instead of leaving this person to fend for himself or herself, you can hire healthcare workers to come to your house and provide aid to them each day. You and your relative both can benefit when you retain the services of experienced and compassionate in-home care providers.
As an able-bodied person, you may have no idea of what your loved one experiences each day. You cannot fathom his or her discomfort or pain. You also may fail to understand the frustration that comes with being immobile and stuck in bed or a wheelchair all day long.
However, the in-home care workers that you hire are trained to understand what your relative is going through, and thus are able to tailor their care around his or her emotional and physical challenges. They know the importance of turning them over in bed to avoid bedsores, for example.
They also know how important it can be to take them outside in a wheelchair so they can experience the fresh air and sunshine. The workers may even appreciate challenges that might be hidden from you when you care for your loved one.
Effective Medical Care
The in-home care workers also know how to administer medication so your relative does not suffer needlessly in pain or distress. They can follow a doctor's orders in giving the right amount of insulin or oxygen, for example. They also can count out pills and make sure that your relative takes the right amount at the right time of day. Your relative's health can be kept stable so he or she can avoid having to go back into the hospital or to a nursing home.
Last, in-home care workers provide you with a respite from caretaking. You can hand off care of your relative to them while you run errands or focus on other tasks. They are trained to keep your relative safe and provide constant monitoring.
For more information about in-home care services, contact a local company near you.