As medical advances allow more and more people to live longer, the percentage of seniors in our population is increasing. What is not increasing, however, is the level of government commitment to creating an equal number of beds in assisted living facilities.
That means increasingly long waits for people, many of whom are at a point in their lives where they need regular assistance just to perform the functions of everyday life. Also, many seniors are resistant to living in such places, preferring to stay in the home where they have felt comfortable and safe for years. For a large number of individuals, this is entirely possible with a little bit of help each day.
Canadian senior home care is the answer for both of these situations. Having a personal support worker at your home each day means that your individual care needs can be met. Thus, your wait for a bed in assisted living will be much more comfortable. Also, for those whose goal is to spend the rest of their days at home, a personal support professional can help to make that happen.
Many of our elderly have family members who are happy to lend a hand in their relatives’ care. However, caregiving can be quite involved, depending on the person’s needs, and can take a real toll on them and their lives. It is entirely feasible that instead of one person needing care, there could end up being two.
Having professional care assistance helps to lift a large portion of that burden. Also, the vast majority of these workers are highly trained and better able to recognize/correct problems when they occur. A combination of professional and family aid can provide the perfect tag team that allows our loved ones additional years of comfort, safety, and good health.