July 19th, 2019
1. Health Care Needs
The decision to look after your ageing parents does not prepare you to meet the health care they demand. Is it possible for you to manage medication, keep track of appointments of doctors and cope with the sudden change in the behaviour of your parents? In addition to that, old people are prone to issues such as incontinence, dementia and limited mobility. On the other hand, a nursing home offers round the clock health care and assistance by highly professional staff with deep knowledge of a number of medical conditions, always ready to look after your parents.
2. Personal Obligations
These days you are just too busy working and managing your household, which will reduce the time spent with your parents. Juggling all of this can lead you to stress, disturb your sleeping pattern and deteriorate family relationships . What’s worse is if your parent’s condition includes serious symptoms, such as mood swings, amnesia, e.t.c. Why sacrifice all of this when there is a solution? By sending your parents / loved ones to a good nursing home.
3. Quality Life
Do you really believe the only activities your parents do the whole day revolves around eating, sleeping and watching the telly? Not at all. They are old, but not dead. They too need a social life and would want to do something productive. You need to realize that they also demand a quality life. This is where nursing homes have a say. Your parents will be able to meet other people of the same age group and are likely to become good pals. I bet your parents will enjoy their company, more than that of yours. Apart from this, nursing homes also keep them busy with a number of activities suitable to them to make them realize that they are still a part of this world.
For those who still believe that sending one’s elderly parents to a nursing home is not appropriate, do consider the above and try to understand that although it might seem bitter, it is a part of life. Rest assured that your loved one is in good hands at My Aged Care, for we care like family !For more info on our nursing care services, click here to contact us.