Planning for Successful Aging with Always Best Care
Today’s post explains how Always Best Care simplifies planning for successful aging, whether your loved one wants to grow old at home or move to an assisted living facility!
Planning for Aging in Place with Always Best Care
According to a seminal AARP study, 9 out of 10 seniors surveyed indicated that they wished to remain at home as they age.
But what happens when your aging parent starts to struggle with everyday activities or property maintenance? At first, these challenges might manifest as minor inconveniences, but over time they can put your loved one’s health and safety at risk.
When old age, disability, disease, or injury put independent living out of reach, many adult children assume that their parents want them to step in as homecare helpers. But that’s not always the case
In fact, one of the biggest misconceptions related to senior care is that older adults always prefer family caregivers. It’s not hard to imagine why this myth persists: we all like to think we know what’s best for the ones we loved, and we assume that “affectionate and obligatory ties” make for more attentive care (Fast et al., 1999, p. 302).
In reality, the vast majority of surveyed seniors indicated that they prefer formal care. Why? Because formal caregivers get formal training, first and foremost. But also because parents often feel guilty for burdening their loved ones with care demands. When you’re paying for care, there’s nothing to feel guilty about.
If you’re considering formal homecare services, we can help.
Since 1996, Always Best Care of Katy has been providing first-rate formal custom care plans to help families successfully age in place. Whether your loved one needs a few hours of light assistance with activities of daily living or intensive 24/7 support, we have the solution. You can learn more about our individualized home care plans here.
Planning for aging in place with Always Best Care means never having to worry about the quality or continuity of care your loved one is receiving. Clients enjoy 24/7 access to multiple levels of support from a whole team of caregivers, each of whom are carefully vetted and highly trained according to exacting national standards.
Ultimately, our goal is to give you total peace of mind, and that’s reflected in both our policy and practice. When you work with us, your contract is flexible–you’re never bound to hourly minimums or long-term commitments–and scaling your level of care up or down is completely hassle-free.
Always Best Care can make your dream of aging at home a reality. Start planning today with a free care consultation in Katy, Texas–call 281-231-2813 or visit our website to book!
Planning for Assisted Living with Always Best Care
Not all seniors’ homes will be suitable for aging in place. The same is true of the homes of adult children.
Though structural modifications can help, sometimes it’s more affordable and practical to move into assisted living instead. Assisted living centers provide different levels of care, and some offer more “senior-friendly” accommodations.
The hunt for assisted living solutions can be challenging. With more than 30,000 in the US and hundreds in Katy, Texas, each offering different levels of support, finding the right one can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Here again, Always Best Care can help.
Book a free care consultation to discuss assisted living options in Greater Fort Bend County & Katy, Texas–call 281-231-2813 or visit our website.
Fast, J. E., Williamson, D. L., & Keating, N. C. (1999). The hidden costs of informal elder care. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 20(3), 301-326.