When Senior Care in Grand Rapids, MI becomes Urgent—Finding Help When You Need It

The difficulties of aging often come gradually, with a senior’s physical and cognitive abilities gradually diminishing so that he needs some help addressing his needs on a daily basis. This allows for the gradual implementation of senior care services that will address these needs and ensure that the senior remains healthy and happy. Sometimes, however, situations arise that require immediate attention, and you need to seek out urgent senior care.

Senior Care in Grand Rapids, MIUrgent senior care may be necessary if your aging loved experiences a sudden illness or serious injury that requires hospitalization and a long recovery period. The sudden onset of physical and cognitive challenges can be very difficult for your aging loved one to cope with, and the implementation of effective and caring senior care services can help him get through this situation in the best way possible. This starts with finding urgent senior care providers as soon as you determine that your aging parent will need them.

One of the best resources for senior care for an aging adult that needs urgent care is the hospital’s patient liaison. Ask him to direct you to the senior care services agency in your area so that you can hire a provider as soon as possible. Your senior will generally benefit more from the services of a senior care provider that meets him while he is still in the hospital, if at all possible. This will allow your loved one the opportunity to get acquainted with this caregiver and transition more comfortably into a care relationship once he has arrived at home.

Meeting with the senior care provider as early in your aging loved one’s urgent care needs as possible also helps the senior adapt to the arrangement more easily and willingly. Some seniors will be resistant to having senior health care in their homes, but will be more receptive to the idea if this care is implemented as an extension of the care that they received in the hospital. Recognizing the benefit of their care provider early on will help your senior accept the help and allow himself to heal.

If your aging loved one is in need of urgent senior care, don’t hesitate to contact your local senior care services agency. This agency can help you to quickly determine your loved one’s needs and send you a provider that will address these needs effectively.

If you or someone you know needs help with senior care in Grand Rapids, MI contact the caregivers at Gauthier Family Home Care. We provide quality and affordable home care for many disabled and elderly loved ones in our community. Call us at (616) 658-2300 for more information.

About Dan Gauthier

Dan Gauthier has a long and successful business pedigree. He spent his college years working in the restaurant business and worked in various executive management positions at Universal Forest Products, Inc. over a span of 17 years, and Therm Technology / Family Safety Products for 12 years.

When the recession hit in 2008 Dan was “downsized” from UFP and spent a few years consulting for local companies Amway and Cascade Engineering. During this period Dan’s in-laws were experiencing catastrophic health problems and it required Dan’s wife Marion to focus full time on caregiving for her mother. Marion enlisted help from a local home care agency and it did not go well. This experience led to the creation of Gauthier Family Home Care, a home care agency that is uniquely holistic and family centric. Dan now works full time running GFHC.
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