No one wants to lose their independence, especially as they grow older. They also don’t want to become a burden to their families. Needing some extra help doesn’t mean an elderly parent or grandparent should be put in an assisted living facility, especially if they’re living with asthma or recovering from a stroke or fall.
It’s absolutely crucial the elderly population is given a chance to live their lives as independently as possible. Home healthcare agencies like Edison Home Health Care offer the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) which allows elderly loved ones in our family to live independently at home while getting the help, assistance, and care they need.
Those who enroll in CDPAP can select a personal assistant who meets their unique needs. Personal assistants can be there to help with the consumer’s daily needs around their home such as cooking, cleaning, running errands, and reminding to take medication.
Traditional home care is always an option, but it doesn’t compare to what CDPAP offers you and your loved one. If you and your loved one aren’t comfortable with the idea of a stranger coming into your home to be your caregiver, CDPAP allows family members and friends to act as your personal assistant. Not only does CDPAP allow you to choose a kind, caring personal assistant that you trust, the personal assistants can provide certain services that traditional home caregivers and home health aides can’t. For example, providing wound care, administering insulin shots, and suctioning tracheostomies.
No one should give up their independence. Don’t send your elderly loved ones into a senior living facility. Enroll them in CDPAP today to offer your loved ones the care they need, in the comforts of their own home, with a personal assistant they can trust.