Are you assisting an aging parent or loved one with their daily tasks? Are you struggling to provide specialty care for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. Thousands of family members in North America currently provide care for an elderly loved one who is no longer able to take care of themselves due to frailty, immobility, memory loss or an advanced illness.

Family members often step up and demonstrate unbelievable strength, courage and passion when they find themselves in a caregiving role. At Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque, we understand that caring for an elderly adult can be stressful and full of daily challenges. If you are an overwhelmed family caregiver, there are a variety of respite care options available to help lessen the burden of your caregiving responsibilities. Here are the top three Albuquerque senior care options:

Nursing homes. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are available twenty four hours a day and are able to provide medical care at a nursing home. Additional assistance with daily activities and personal care is also available. The cost of nursing homes varies depending on the type of facility and the level of care required. Genworths Cost of Care study shows Albuquerque nursing homes avg $4,400 – $8,221. Per month.

Assisted living facilities. Assisted living facilities are similar to nursing facilities but are designed for seniors who do not need full-time medical care. Seniors receive help with cooking meals, getting to the bathroom and transportation to appointments. Costs are based on the services required and the total agreed amount stated in the contract including room and board, which is either a shared or private room. Genworth’s Cost of Care study shows assisted living facilities in Albuquerque averaged $3,500 – $5,125 per month.

At-home care. Care provided at home is the overwhelming preference of seniors. With home care, seniors receive the assistance they need on a flexible schedule. An expert caregiver is available on an hourly or full-time basis to help with daily tasks, personal care, medication reminders and transportation. Caregivers provide personalized, one-on-one care and offer companionship. Care is usually billed at a per hour rate, without the need for long-term contracts. Genworth’s cost of Care study reports Albuquerque home care to cost $2,000 – $8250 per month.

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of live-in home care in Albuquerque. Recognized for the high caliber of our caregivers, premier home care services and tailored home care plans, we are highly recommended by professionals in the medical community. The flexibility of our care plans provides respite for family caregivers, offering assistance whenever necessary. With Home Care Assistance in Albuquerque, seniors receive help with meal preparation, cleaning, bathing, dressing, transportation and more. Specialty care for seniors with an advanced illness such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s is also available. To learn more about how home care can enhance the life of your elderly parent or loved one, contact a Care Manager today at 505-798-0800 and schedule a free in-home consultation.

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