How Elder Care Works

How Elder Care Works

Past a certain advanced age, people get less able to manage their own affairs, and this is seen to be a rule almost without exception. If someone in your family is at that point in their life, you would be anxious to see to it they have what they need to live in a happy, comfortable, and independent way. But not everyone can stay with their parents all the time, and that is why we have senior care services.

Senior care is meant to be a help to your elder when you are not around. Specifically, a caregiver would provide services that include help with fulfilling the basic needs of the senior, as well as domiciliary services to help them adjust comfortably in their life.

If there is something that they need help with, such as medication, moving around, meal preparation, walking to the park, minor chores, etc., the elder care professional will see to it that it has all taken care of. One thing that elder people need a lot of is a conversational company, and this is the one thing that professional caregivers are equipped and inclined to give. This can go a long way towards helping them keep their esteem up, and knowing you are the one who got them this, is what will warm their hearts even more.

Senior care is a better option than relocating your elder to a nursing home, which is common these days. The shift from their surrounding is unsettling for most people, with a few even finding this too hard to handle. Remember that their mental well-being is of as much importance as their physical health, which is why you should hold off any rash decisions regarding where they will be staying. If the home is where they prefer to be, and this is better on them in long run, then hiring in-home senior care is the best thing you can do for them.

By doing this, the only change you will have brought in their life is that of someone to lend a hand when they need it, and someone who will be with them when they need that. Only after hiring a professional and having them care for your elder, would you find out how much this was actually needed. When your relative or parent starts taking it easy, you will notice what they had been putting off before, because they had to.

Brooke Sutton, President, RN

Brooke Sutton, owner of Sutton Home Care and a Springfield native, is a fully licensed Registered Nurse with over ten years experience in the healthcare field.

Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.

Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.

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