A Weight Lifted: How Home Health Care Provides Relief for a Patient’s Loved Ones

By May 24, 2017 Relationships

Loving and caring for someone with a disease such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s can entail a severe amount of overwhelming stress, worry, and anxiety. Caretakers may be spending a number of hours caring for their loved one, while at the same time trying to balance the everyday stresses of a job, family responsibilities, and their own health. The crushing weight of trying to provide care to their loved one becomes overwhelming as they begin to realize that they cannot dedicate the necessary twenty-four hours, seven days a week worth of care that their loved one requires.

Yes, as care givers begin to look into home care, hospice, and skilled nursing facilities, they tend to experience a variety of thoughts and emotions including sadness, guilt, and frustration. They may feel as if they are letting their loved one down by being incapable of providing them with the necessary care that they need and deserve. But what they have yet to realize is that by contacting a home health care facility, they are making the most beneficial and rewarding choice for their loved one.  Their loved one has access to care twenty-four hours a day, with services such as nursing care, which can include IV therapy, medication management, and pain management. They also have access to home health aide services, including bathing assistance and meal preparation, rehabilitation care, which can include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and medical social services, which can provide emotional support for both the patient and the family.

Loving and caring for someone full-time may seem impossible, but it doesn’t have to be, thanks to home health care. It truly gives families peace of mind and hope for the future as their loved one is treated with the upmost respect and professional care. Not only are the troubles and worries of the patient’s life alleviated, but so are the troubles and worries of the patient’s loved ones. The weight is eased from their shoulders, allowing them to sleep at night knowing that their loved one is in the best hands.

Learn more about Home Health Care and its benefits, including the ability to relieve the stress, worry, and anxiety of a patient’s loved ones.