Scituate is a coastal town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts located on the South Shore halfway between Plymouth and Boston. According to ZipCodes.com it has a population of 17,656. The need for professional, dependable home care in Scituate, Massachusetts is no different than the rest of the country… Mom or dad is back home from the hospital or rehab after a health care scare. Or he or she is showing signs of early to mild dementia. Or, maybe it’s simply a case where loved ones have the need for someone to be with them at home so that they’re safe, can help them get ready in the morning, and or can provide some social stimulation.
Scituate, MA Home Care Agency
This is the kind of help that a Scituate home care agency like Cottage Caregivers LLC offers. They provide the kind of assistance that many families would be unable to provide on their own because of the realities of modern life: families that live too far apart and/or have jobs and family responsibilities.
“In a perfect world, my siblings and I would be responsible for taking care of dad,” said Joan, whose father recently returned from a stint in rehab after falling and breaking a hip in his Scituate, Massachusetts home. “But that’s just not possible. My sister lives hours away and my brother and I both have very demanding careers in Boston. One of us or one or more of the grandchildren come over virtually every night to check on him, but frankly, I don’t know what we would do if it weren’t for the home care agency that provides an aide, who dad really loves, during the day. I guess we would have to put him in assisted living, which he would hate. He’s told us on many occasions that he wants to stay in his home for as long as he can.”
This is the life that many families face today. Economic realities force many families to depend on two paychecks to live on, and while people are living years longer, many spend the later part of their lives with physical and/or cognitive shortcomings and so can no longer live independently.
“If it weren’t for the concept of non-medical home care, I don’t know what we would do,” said Ray, whose mother-in-law suffers from early stage Alzheimer’s and has an aide for 30 hours a week in her Scituate, MA home. “If we were paying for a skilled nursing care agency, the price would be prohibitive. Plus we don’t need a nurse. If we didn’t have a home care agency we felt comfortable with, my wife and I would have no choice but to institutionalize her mother or she would have no choice but to quit her job.”
That’s also the situation that Barbara and her husband, Ron, would have found themselves in. Her mother was in a Boston hospital for gallbladder surgery and would be more or less bed bound for the first couple of weeks back home. Barbara, who is a nurse, felt that she could do some of the heavy lifting, as she has some flexibility in her schedule, but she still has teenagers at home and wouldn’t feel comfortable either bringing her mom to their home to recuperate or spend hours at her mother’s.
“My mom is not that easy to live with, and bringing her home for a month or so while she recuperated would throw everything into a tizzy – me, Ron, the kids, even the dog,” said Barbara. “She likes her own space and so do I. It’s so much easier for me to share responsibility with a home health aide. We complement each other very well. Most mornings she gets mom out of bed and washed, groomed and fed, and I come in after I finish my shift to help her go to the toilet, take her to any appointments and get to spend some quality time with her.”
These are just some of the many compelling stories of how senior home care has not only maintained, but improved the lives and health of aging and infirmed people.
If a loved one is in need of senior care, or you just want to start the process of looking at Scituate MA home care as a possible option, please contact Cottage Caregivers at (781) 430-8599 . Or just send a message through the website contact form.