Congratulations to Hillary Burt for being awarded Solutions Caregiver of the Month for October!

Hillary is a tremendous asset to our caregiving team. She is compassionate, caring and always willing to help when needed.

 

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We serve all of the Tri-Cities Area.
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Home Care Solutions was a proud participant in the Senior Times Expo on October 16, 2018, at the Southridge Sports & Event Complex in Kennewick.

We joined numerous other local vendors and organizations to provide much-needed information about services for senior citizens in the area.

It was a great turn out with hundreds of local seniors attending the event. 

 

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We serve all of the Tri-Cities Area.
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Elderly Care in Richland WA: Planning Thanksgiving

Is It Too Early to Start Planning Thanksgiving?

 

Summer memories may still be lingering, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking ahead.
As a family caregiver, planning and preparation are critical to making sure you are able to balance all of the responsibilities of your life effectively, particularly when it comes to challenging or busy times such as the holiday season.
Thanksgiving is still more than a month away, but now is the time for you to start thinking about it, and making plans. Starting early allows you to feel more confident in the plans you make, coordinate with members of your family and friends who you plan to celebrate with, and make modifications to traditions and usual plans to accommodate changes in your senior’s health, functioning, dietary restrictions, and more.

Some plans for Thanksgiving you should begin to make now include:

-Determining where you will celebrate the holiday. If your aging parent is usually the person to host the holiday at, it is important to honestly evaluate their needs and challenges, and determine if this is a possibility anymore. Consider whether you would be able to step in to help them with the responsibilities of hosting the holiday so it can still be in their home, or if another location should be selected.

-Coordinating with family members and friends with whom you plan to celebrate to make decisions about who will attend the holiday, if you will travel to the home of another family member, and how you may handle the preparation of the holiday meal if this will need to deviate from the tradition of past years.

-Talking to the doctor about dietary restrictions and other needs that may impact your senior when they are enjoying celebrating the holiday, including eating at the holiday meal. Starting your planning now allows you to research and test recipes that enable your parent to continue to enjoy favorite foods and dishes in ways that are more appropriate for their restrictions and needs

-Making arrangements for care for your aging parent during the holiday season. Respite care can be extremely valuable during such times as it ensures your senior has access to ongoing, consistent care that supports their needs even during the chaos and busyness of the holidays.

 

Including a home care provider in your care approach for the holiday season can be an extremely beneficial way of making the most of this season.
An in-home senior care services provider can ensure your parent has access to consistent care even when they are environment and schedule are changing it due to celebrations, Les availability of from you, and other shifts caused by the change in seasons.

Knowing that your parents have access to this level of customized to care during family gatherings, holiday celebrations, or times when you are away can help you to relax and enjoy these experiences more. Having this care can also put your parent at ease, and allow them to feel as though they are able to participate in the experiences more effectively, and to have the care and assistance they need, when they need it, without having it to always rely on you.

 

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Elderly Care in Richland, WA, please contact the caring staff at Home Care Solutions today. We serve all of the Tri-Cities areas.  Call 509-627-8575

Caregiver in Kennewick WA: Elderly Care Assistance

 

Should Your Parent Still Have Elderly Care When They Live With You?

Living with you and the rest of your family can be a very beneficial transition for your aging parent. This can bring them into closer proximity of their family caregiver for greater support, take away the financial burden of managing their own home, and benefit the family by creating a closer bond while also giving you more time and flexibility.

If you are considering having your parent come to live with you, you may think this means you are then completely responsible for all of their needs, and should not consider having any care for them. This is not necessarily the case. Even if your parent lives with you, having elderly care as a part of their routine can be extremely beneficial for everyone involved.

Some of the reasons you should still consider an elderly home care services provider for an elderly adult who is living with you include:

  • Provide consistency of care so even as your personal schedule changes, you can feel confident your senior is still getting everything they need.
  • Give you flexibility in your daily life to manage all aspects of your day rather than only worrying about your parent’s care needs.
  • Ensure you are available for other things, such as attending activities with your children.
  • Provide for ongoing care when you are at work or otherwise out of the home.
  • Allow for more independence and autonomy for your senior who can rely on an elderly home care services provider for transportation to activities, errands, volunteer opportunities, and more so you do not have to always be the one to provide this transportation.
  • Provide for diversification of care and mental stimulation through activities and companionship.
  • Provide respectful and dignified assistance for potentially sensitive tasks such as bathing.
  • Support and physical assistance for participating in activities and outings with the family so you can focus on enjoying the experience and taking care of your children.

 

There’s a common misconception that elderly care is only beneficial for those who are extremely elderly, have extensive challenges, or have no family near them.
This is not the case. Instead, the customized services of an elderly home care services provider can be exceptionally beneficial even for those seniors who have ongoing support from their family, only suffer mild to moderate needs, and have remained largely independent.
These services are fully customizable, which means your parent receives what they need and when they need it. The services are tailored to handling their challenges and needs in the ways that are right for them while promoting a quality of life that they desire and deserve. These services can benefit your parents by saving their energy, saving their time, boosting mobility, offering transportation, and more.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring a Caregiver in Kennewick, WA, please contact the caring staff at Home Care Solutions today. We serve all of the Tri-Cities areas.  Call 509-627-8575