Intervention- The earlier the better

Many of us are concerned for the safety of an elderly friend or family member in our lives, but aren’t sure where to start in order to gain peace of mind for yourself while ensuring your loved one is not suffering from self-neglect or is at risk for a health crisis.

Below we will discuss 2  areas where you can softly intervene in order to bring balance back into the life of the senior you may be concerned for.

Interpersonal Intervention– In order to  reduce the risk of depression and anxiety some simple improvements in the senior’s interpersonal relationships can go a long way. Enhancing their social network and support network can bring improvements to communication, mood and general outlook. Consider having set dates that you will visit your loved one at regular frequency or speak to other family members about making sure your loved one is visited for a social call several times per week. Private duty home care agencies are also skilled in providing for the social and emotional needs of their elderly clients.

Safety Intervention – Early intervention involving the safety of the home can help your elderly loved one reclaim their sense of safety and independence. A qualified senior care nurse or Geriatric Care Manager can perform an in-home safety evaluation and make recommendations to the senior about areas of risk and needs for improvement. Bayshore Home Care will perform an in-home safely evaluation for any of their clients and potential clients upon request.

 

Published Date: October 4, 2016

What Others Are Saying About Bayshore Home Care

  • I was apprehensive about engaging a service here not being familiar with the companies and concerned about my wife’s care while I was away working but it has worked out beyond our expectations. We both felt 100% secure and confident that [our caregiver] would properly…

    Lorenzo P.

  • To our friends at Bayshore: Congratulations for being among the best Tampa Bay companies to work for! We are on the receiving end of your great company and very much appreciate the care you provide.

    Rebecca J.

  • There is just no way that I can express my appreciation for what you have done for my Aunt over the years. With me being out of state, I cannot tell you what a Godsend you all have been and how you have cared for…

    Barbara C.

  • I want to thank you for making it possible for my mother to live at her home. Your caregiver made sure my mother took her medication, got nourishment, and made sure she was safe and comfortable.

    John V.

  • I want to thank the staff of Bayshore for the fine service provided to my father over the past four years while he was in his home and then a resident in an assisted living facility. Everyone was very responsive to my requests and always…

    Judy

  • Whether our residents need help with medications, bathing, companionship or just someone to lend a loving ear, the entire Bayshore team always responds promptly and has proved to us time and time again that they truly care.

    Senior Living Community
    Executive Director

  • Without Bayshore Home Care and the care and companionship they provided, I fear that my client would have been institutionalized. Your caregivers enabled my client to live in her home and enjoy a greatly enhanced quality of life as she was provided with the proper…

    Elder Law Atty.
    Pinellas County

  • Thank you so much for the caregivers you have provided for us. As you know, my husband had a very difficult post- operation period. I think that he has turned a corner now and is improving daily. The care that your staff provided made a…

    Janice M.

  • I really value the fact I do not have to worry about my mom while she is in your care. I also really value the socialization she is getting from your caregivers.

    Dean W.

  • The caregiver you sent us is a great communicator and provides a great loving environment for my Grandparents.

    Stacy M.