It's important--to you, to your senior loved one, to the individual graduating--that your senior loved one be at an upcoming graduation ceremony this year. Unfortunately, that can quickly become a logistical nightmare! If you're thinking about making plans to take your senior loved one to a graduation ceremony, taking along a caregiver dedicated specifically to taking care of your loved one--especially one who has no interest in the graduation ceremony--can make the entire process easier.
1. A caregiver is able to focus on your senior loved one. They can be in charge of remembering medications and other necessary procedures, which means that you won't have to spend the entire ceremony worrying about those important things. They'll ensure that your loved one is cared for even if you're distracted.
2. A caregiver isn't interested in the ceremony. They won't be upset if they have to miss a critical part of the ceremony to help escort them to the restroom or to walk around for a little while. In many cases, this could be the difference between you being able to enjoy the experience and you needing to spend half of the ceremony taking care of your senior loved one.
3. Your loved one will be more likely to share problems with a caregiver. They will be reluctant to let you know that they're getting uncomfortable: too hot, too cold, or having a medical emergency that requires assistance, for example. If you bring a caregiver along, on the other hand, they'll be much more likely to let them know how they're feeling.
4. Your loved one won't be left alone. You want to go down to the floor of the stadium to congratulate the new graduate, but getting your senior loved one there is incredibly difficult. Perhaps you need to step away to the restroom yourself, but you've just gotten your loved one settled. Whatever the case, a dedicated caregiver will ensure that your loved one isn't left alone when you need to be elsewhere.
5. A caregiver can help your loved one slip out early if necessary. If your loved one is very slow, in a wheelchair, or has another mobility concern that will make it easier if they slip out to the car before the ceremony is over, a caregiver can go with them--and you won't miss the ceremony in the process.
At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!