Why Is the Senior/Caregiver Relationship Important?

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The relationship an in-home caregiver has with your senior loved one is about more than just assisting with daily activities. It’s about mutual trust and respect as well as building a positive relationship. Here’s why it’s vital for seniors and their caregivers to form solid relationships. 

Builds a Sense of Trust

Your loved one will become more vulnerable during the golden years, but knowing there’s someone he or she can trust and rely on to provide high-quality care is crucial to his or her quality of life. A strong relationship helps your loved one entrust the caregiver with keys to the home or car, personal information, and access to financial information. Your family will also be more trusting of the caregiver as a result, which is essential if your loved one lives alone or if you’re away from the home for long periods. 

Seniors can face a variety of age-related challenges. Though some families choose to take on the caregiving duties, there may come a time when they need a trusted home care service provider. Families sometimes need respite from their duties so they can focus on their other responsibilities, and some seniors need around-the-clock assistance that their families are not able to provide. Home Care Assistance is here to help.

Increases Comfort Levels

Some of your loved one’s daily tasks can be quite personal in nature, which is why he or she will need to feel comfortable around the caregiver you hire. The more comfortable your loved one is, the easier it will be to manage tasks like bathing, grooming, and dressing.

Reduces the Risk of Memory-Related Conditions

Mental and social stimulation can slow the progression of many age-related diseases, including dementia and Alzheimer’s. A close relationship with a caregiver can help your loved one feel less lonely, which keeps the mind healthier, reducing the risk of memory loss and dementia.

Not every senior has the same care needs, which means they don’t all need the same type of elderly home care. Lincoln families can rely on Home Care Assistance to provide individualized care plans to meet their elderly loved ones’ unique care needs. Our holistic Balanced Care Method was designed to help seniors focus on healthy lifestyle habits such as eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and maintaining strong social ties, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method offers mentally stimulating activities that can boost cognitive health and delay the onset of dementia.

Promotes a Healthier Lifestyle

Your loved one is less likely to continue or pick up bad habits if he or she has a good relationship with a caregiver. Positive attention can lower the risk of stress, depression, loneliness, and anxiety, which reduces the risk of a wide range of physical ailments, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. A positive relationship with a caregiver could boost your loved one’s mood and motivate him or her to exercise and remain physically healthy. 

For families living in Lincoln, respite care can be a wonderful solution when their aging loved ones need companionship and socialization a few hours a week or just need minor assistance with daily household tasks. At Home Care Assistance, we thrive on helping seniors maintain their independence while living in the comfort of home. Call us today at (916) 226-3737 to learn about our high-quality in-home care services.


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