Family Decision Making
Caring for elderly parents or loved ones is a major concern for millions of Americans. Ensuring proper healthcare, providing safe living conditions and handling legal and financial questions can be quite complex and time consuming. Often, families are left feeling confused and concerned about what decisions they should make to improve the welfare of their aging loved ones.
If you decide to become the primary caregiver to a loved one, you will be making many financial and social sacrifices to truly give that person the time and attention he or she requires. From coordinating medical appointments to running errands, managing the house and cooking meals, you will have a full time job–in addition to your other obligations. This kind of responsibility and commitment can have a big impact on your finances and relationships.
Personal Care Support
With the help of Personal Care Inc., you will still be in charge of your loved one’s care but without having the responsibility of the time-consuming, day-to-day tasks. We provide support to families so they can live a productive life while caring for those they love. Our services give families peace of mind knowing that their loved one is receiving proper and compassionate care from trained professionals.
Ideally, it is best to have a conversation with your parents about their desires and financial abilities before care is needed. Unless your loved one is incapacitated, the final decision about care is up to him or her. You can help by offering suggestions and ideas. The time to make plans is while your parents are still in good health. Some things you will want to discuss include:
- Your parents’ preferences for housing
- Your parents’ financial situation
- How satisfied your parents’ are with their current medical care
- Options for care as their medical needs change
Planning for the future will not only make your elderly parents feel secure, it helps the entire family know that they are making decisions that fulfill the wishes of their loved ones.