Home Care for Seniors in Matawan NJ
Your mother is 78 years old. She’s had a couple of dogs for several years. They are just about her only companionship, ever since your father passed away three years ago. There’s no way she’s going to give them up willingly.
The problem is you recognize your mother’s challenges. You know she’s having difficulty with her own care, much less taking care of a couple of animals.
You want to do whatever you can to help, and that’s where home care can come into play.
You may have been talking about home care options with other family members, trying to find a way to bring up the topic with your mother, but you haven’t figured out the best way to approach it. You know your mother is a fiercely independent woman who has a difficult time asking for or accepting help of any kind.
It doesn’t matter that she calls you almost every other day to assist with something around the house. You’ve been more than willing to offer that level of assistance, but it’s starting to take a toll on your personal life. You’re beginning to realize she might not be able to care for those dogs, either.
Here are three ways that an experienced home care aide can actually help your mother not just take care of herself, but also take care of those little dogs. September is AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month and as people age, it’s important to continue focusing on not just their own care, but the animals with them, too.
1. Help the senior go for a walk.
A home care aide can help your mother go for a walk. As long as the home care aide is okay working with a client who has a pet, they should be more than comfortable helping your mother take those dogs for a walk. Not only would this be beneficial for the dogs, it will also be good for your mother.
2. They can assist in letting the dog out on a run.
If your mother has difficulty bending down, she might not be able to get the leash or run connected to the dog’s collar. For larger dogs, they can pose even greater challenges, especially when excited.
A home care aide can help your mother let the dog out on a run.
3. They can offer reminders.
An experienced caregiver can remind your mother when it’s time to feed the dogs, take them for a walk, let them out, or let them in. Depending on situation your mother is in, those reminders could be incredibly important for her own personal care as well.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Matawan, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Lares Home Care 1-800-781-7435 or 732-566-1112.
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