Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2013 – ComForcare encourages families to talk with aging loved ones and create an emergency plan so the entire family has a plan of action to follow in case an unexpected health problem arises. Knowing that home care services may become necessary and the options available for this care may make it easier to cope with a health emergency. For some families, this may be a difficult or sensitive topic to consider, but having a plan in place provides peace of mind, clarity and direction when an aging loved one experiences a fall, illness or has to have surgery.
“By planning ahead, you prepare your family to handle emergencies because you have the information and direction necessary to make important decisions and find care for the well-being of your loved ones,” said ComForcare Home Care President, Mark Armstrong.
With a plan in place, families know what steps to take and are prepared to cope with and manage the sudden and often permanent changes that can affect their loved ones. Most importantly, a plan will help maintain your loved ones’ independence and well-being.
ComForcare recommends adult children meet with their parents or grandparents and discuss their concerns and ideas in an open and honest manner. They should remind their loved ones that they want to respect their wishes and goals for personal independence. Research home care options together. Many families work to provide home care themselves, but professional home care providers offer services to support family care or provide comprehensive home care if necessary, and on a schedule that best meets the client’s and families’ needs. Also, take this opportunity to gather any relevant medical history as well as over-the-counter and prescription medication, insurance and health professionals’ contact information so it is easy to find and reference, if needed.
About ComForcare Home Care
ComForcare began in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1996 as a company dedicated to establishing a new standard in the quality of non-medical home care. After perfecting the winning formula, ComForcare began franchising and now has locations throughout the United States and in Canada and the U.K.
Each independently owned and operated ComForcare office offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services.