It can be difficult to watch an aging parent or loved one struggle with their day to day activities. While it is certainly noble to provide caregiving services yourself, it is simply unrealistic to do so on a long-term basis in many cases.
This is largely because of the extensive hours involved, and the strain it puts on your health. To help you and your loved one through this difficult time, we provide complete elder care services here at Assisting Hands Park Ridge for those in need in Cook County.
The Stressors of Caregiving for a Loved One
We have a wealth of experience with caring for elderly individuals in a variety of situations. Whether it is with Alzheimer’s patients, or those who simply need at-home assistance, the primary stress factors that do-it-yourself caregivers can expect include:
- Extensive hours on top of any current work (caring for an elderly individual can take anywhere from 20 to 40 hours a week)
- Lack of sleep, and potential health consequences (this results from stress itself, as well as the specific tasks that must routinely be completed)
- Emotional burden (seeing a loved one struggle with seemingly simple tasks can be difficult to watch on a regular basis)
How We Help
At Assisting Hands Park Ridge, we are committed to providing premier elder care services for your loved one. To accomplish this, we begin our services by sending one of our specialists to your loved one’s residence. They will assess the property’s overall safety, and then determine what exactly the individual needs. From here, we can better optimize a care plan.
We fully understand that each individual is different. This is why we make a point to develop personal relationships while we provide our services. It is one thing to pick up groceries or help with cooking, while it is another thing entirely to hold mentally stimulating conversations and interact on a personal basis. An added benefit of this positive human interaction is it can help with memory retention and overall health.
There is really no limit to who we can assist through our elder care services. Our professionals are adept with identifying and addressing the needs of a variety of individuals. Through our elder care services, we can provide the following:
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
- In-Home Senior Care
- Fall Prevention Services
- Personal Assistance
- Non-Medical Health Care
- Respite Care
- Personal Emergency Response Systems
When you work with our Assisting Hands Park Ridge caregivers, you can expect compassion, understanding, and patience. Your loved ones deserve nothing less.
We are bonded and insured caregivers and will act as your full-service specialists. We are proud to work with those in the Park Ridge IL, area.