Family Gatherings & Aging Parents
Holiday Family Gatherings Are an Opportunity to Take Care of Aging Parents
Holiday family gatherings are a time of catching up, celebrating, remembering the past, and looking to the future. They can be happy, or they can be stressful. Each year brings changes...the cycle of life. You may be welcoming a new family member, a baby or a spouse and at the same time, you may be mourning the loss of a loved one.
There may also be family members who are getting older and need more care. Who will provide that care? Family gatherings give you the opportunity to talk with each other and see who needs help and who can give help.
Families Are Wide Reaching
In today’s world, the family can be scattered across the country. Brothers and sisters may be nearby or thousands of miles away. Who will care for parents when they can no longer do everything for themselves? Is it fair to ask the closest geographic family member to take on all the responsibilities? It seems this is often the case – but what happens when they do not have the time or resources to do it all alone?
Family members far away care just as much but are not nearby to assist in getting the family member to doctors’ appointments, shopping or just helping with day-to-day personal needs. Is it fair to ask the relative or friend nearby to shoulder all the responsibility for your loved one? What else can you do?
A Solution That Allows Family Members to Stay in Their Homes
When they can no longer live alone without assistance, there is a solution that does not necessitate moving your loved ones from their home to an assisted living facility or nursing home. It’s a solution that works for family members far away and for family members doing the caregiving. Health Force of Georgia offers many levels of home care services.
Health Force of Georgia has affordable, Georgia-licensed caregivers who come in to provide a full spectrum of home health care services depending on the level of care needed. If you cannot be there, our professional health care workers can. They can come in for a few hours to check on your loved one, do personal care services like laundry, meal preparation, bathing, dressing and medication. If your family member is confined to a bed, our Personal Support Program provides trach care, tube feeding, suctioning, diaper changes and repositioning through our professional Proxy Caregiving staff.
Being an adult child caring for a mother or father is difficult. Our respite care relieves you of the pressure of providing care and allows you to take time off to rest and refresh knowing that your special person is very well taken care of. Health Force of Georgia offers flexible personal care services when you need them. Experienced caregivers are available as often as requested or your schedule requires. You may need respite care for just a few hours, a few days or maybe to take that long put off vacation you so desperately need.
Skilled Nursing Care
Skilled nursing care in the comfort of home is also available from Health Force of Georgia as an alternative to a nursing home or long-term rehabilitation facility. Our highly trained Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses provide skilled nursing care to seniors, adults, and children at home whether for a short-term surgical procedure or a long-term chronic illness. Your loved ones will get one-on-one attention with compassionate nursing care from Health Force of Georgia’s licensed nurses.
Health Force of Georgia Offers Many Types of Home Care Services
Call (770) 458-8500
to schedule help:
- Mental stimulation
- Physical activities and social engagement
- Bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting
- Light housework
- Transportation to medical appointments and other events
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals
- Grocery shopping
- Doing hobbies
- Monitoring and giving medications
- Keeping records on patient status, changes and all activities
- Maintaining a safe environment and consistent routine to lessen agitation or outbursts
- Adapting the level of care as disease progresses
- Managing change in behavior
- Alzheimer's & dementia care
- Skilled nursing care for long-term chronic illnesses or short-term surgical procedures.
This Holiday Season Give a Gift of Care…
The holidays are the time to gather and plan the care for your loved ones. Check out the Home Care Services offered by Health Force of Georgia. You can stop feeling guilty or worrying about the care your family member needs. Health Force of Georgia fills the gaps in care so that your family member can remain in their home. Gift Cards from Health Force of Georgia are a great gift for when you cannot be there or to give respite to daily caregivers when they need a break.
Are you the primary caregiver for a family member?
When friends and family ask how they can help, suggest a gift certificate for respite care from Health Force of Georgia. Respite care can be provided for an hour, a day, or longer. Sometimes the caregiver needs a break even if it is just for a day. A gift certificate from Health Force of Georgia may be used for other services as well and it makes a great gift to give for loved ones who are not locally available to give their time.
Health Force of Georgia Service Area
Health Force of Georgia offers affordable Alzheimer's Disease and dementia care services in the Metro Atlanta area. We know that providing memory care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients is stressful and challenging for caregivers. That’s why we’re here for you with flexible Alzheimer’s care assistance that removes the burden of care for a short time or an extended period depending on your situation.
Our service area includes metro Atlanta, GA and 18 surrounding counties.