How to Successfully Transition to In-Home Care

June 23, 2016

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To many seniors, in-home care sounds frightening. Why would a seemingly capable person need help from a stranger? Your loved one may feel intimidated or stressed, but Granny NANNIES is here to make sure the transition to in-home care goes smoothly for your loved one.

In-home care is exactly what it sounds like—your loved one being cared for in the comfort of their own home. This is an excellent option because living in a familiar place means less stress due to environmental change. It also means increased feelings of safety where your loved one knows his or her surroundings. When researching in-home caregivers, do thorough research to avoid fraud or abuse. By choosing Granny NANNIES, you can be assured that the referred caregivers are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) or registered Home Health Aides (HHAs) who have passed rigorous background checks.

Eighty percent of elderly people have chronic health conditions or illnesses that require personalized care and support. With Granny NANNIES, your loved one will receive 24-hour care, 7 days a week. CNAs and HHAs work in 12-hour shifts to make sure their patients have whatever they need, whenever they need it. This includes services such as:

  • Bathing or other hygiene needs for your loved one
  • Recreational activities to stimulate cognitive processes
  • Preparing and cooking meals so your loved one can rest
  • Medication reminders
  • Transportation to doctors appointments
  • Emotional support during stressful moments

By working closely with your loved one, the CNAs and HHAs will gain the trust needed for a support system to grow. It’s not uncommon for friendships to blossom between caregiver and patient. To facilitate that system, a few things are necessary. Make sure the CNA or HHA and your loved one are on the same page regarding what’s expected of them, including daily schedules and what services will be provided.

In addition to in-home health care for seniors, Granny NANNIES offers services for other needs including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Hospice support
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Accident recovery
  • Respite care
  • Social isolation
  • Special needs
  • Stroke recovery

Alongside therapy and other preventative actions, CNAs and HHAs assist in routine, daily activities, personal care and monitoring of cognitive risk factors. With so many baby boomers reaching an elderly age, the in-home health care industry is growing rapidly. Granny NANNIIES has been ahead of the curve for over 25 years and the CNAs and HHAs referred by Granny NANNIES are trained to provide the special care required to make the transition to in-home care a successful one.

Granny NANNIES was established in 1990 to provide seniors with available in-home care. Operating under the founding premise that reliable and affordable senior home care should be available to everyone, Granny NANNIES offers personalized services to meet the requirements of any individual, regardless of age or need, in their home. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we provide quality and trustworthy in-home care for you and your loved ones. For more information on how we can help you, call 800-316-2669.