A frequently asked question is whether we can provide housekeeping services for individuals or their aging parents. While it may seem like a logical solution, we want to highlight the importance of considering a more comprehensive approach to home care. In this blog post, we will share an anecdote that underscores the significance of addressing healthcare needs alongside housekeeping and why it’s crucial to have trusted support in guiding and supporting our loved ones.
The Housekeeper Dilemma
Imagine this: An elderly couple has a dedicated housekeeper, and over time they develop a close relationship with this individual, trusting them implicitly. For their children, allowing a stranger into their parent’s home was a significant hurdle to overcome. However, after about a year, they made a disconcerting discovery. The housekeeper, while providing cleaning services, had been responsible for the couple’s meals as well. Unfortunately, the food being prepared was primarily sugar-based, lacking protein and balance. They recognized that merely focusing on housekeeping was insufficient for their parents’ overall well-being. Instead, they sought a more holistic approach by transitioning to a personal support worker (PSW). A PSW possesses the necessary knowledge and skills to address both housekeeping and healthcare needs. By having a trusted and trained professional in their home, the family found peace of mind, knowing that their parents would receive proper guidance and support.
Considering Long-Term Care
This anecdote emphasizes the significance of considering the short to medium-term future when arranging home care services. While housekeeping may be an immediate concern, it’s essential to think beyond that and anticipate potential changes in healthcare needs. Having someone already trusted and established in the home can facilitate a smooth transition if healthcare requirements evolve. A PSW can act as a guide, ensuring that our loved ones receive the appropriate care and support, and guide the family throughout the journey.
When exploring home care solutions, it’s crucial to go beyond addressing immediate housekeeping needs. Considering the comprehensive well-being of our loved ones is paramount. This means finding a trusted and trained professional who can provide guidance and support in both housekeeping and healthcare aspects. At Arcadia Home Care, we understand the importance of holistic care and are here to assist you in navigating the journey. If you have any questions give us a call or book a consultation
Remember, a comprehensive approach is necessary to ensure our loved one’s well-being and quality of life.