Dan had been worried about his father for some time, but he thought that he would be able to do enough to keep him protected while living on his own. You see, Dan’s father was 83 and had been showing signs of struggling to live at home alone, but he didn’t want to move anywhere else. So Dan did was he could to help him, and even got him involved in going to adult day care a few times a week so that he could get out, meet other people, and connect with friends while taking part in certain activities.
One afternoon, Dan received a call at work from his father. He was struggling to get up out of bed (having laid down for a nap) and needed some help. Dan had to take off from work to go help him and he knew right then and there that this was something he wouldn’t be able to do on a regular basis. He talked to his father about hiring home care services, at least for a few hours a day and at first his father didn’t even want to consider it, but the more he learned about it, the more he realized that it might just be okay.
One of the many questions that Dan had when he started searching for an in-home care service provider to work with his father was whether or not his father would still be able to attend adult day services. His concern was that if he dropped his father off in the morning, he wouldn’t generally pick him up until later in the afternoon.
Dan was told that there was no reason why his father couldn’t go to adult day services every day if he wanted to and still have a home care services help him during the morning or evening hours. If needed, an in-home care service provider would be able to pick him up from the adult day center to bring him home. There would need to be certain provisions discussed with regard to this, but that could be arranged.
If you have an elderly loved one who may require the assistance of home care services, there’s no reason why they can’t also attend adult day services as well. When it comes to the elderly, they deserve to be safe and to be able to do what they want and have a full and fulfilled life, whether that involves staying home or visiting with friends or taking part in different activities.