4 Benefits Of Hiring a Relative As Your Personal Caregiver Over a Nurse

In home caregivers can provide services to help your loved one continue to live at home.
4 Benefits Of Hiring a Relative As Your Personal Caregiver Over a Nurse
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As we grow old, our body becomes more vulnerable to health problems.

And it gets even worse when we don’t have the right person to take care of our health.

Hiring a professional nurse as you age is not a bad idea. Indeed, they are professionals and can help you during medical emergencies. However, once your health is stable and you need care, it’d be best to hire your favorite relative as your personal caregiver.

Wondering why? Here are four reasons.

1. Sometimes An Emotional Boost Works Better

While a permanent nurse will look after your physical well being, he or she may not be able to give you the emotional support that your favourite relative can do.

Many times, as we grow up, the need for emotional attention arises in our minds. A nurse can not meet such requirements. However, if you have a relative by your side, you will get to discuss how you are feeling emotionally. Plus, every action of care from their end will also have emotions for you.

This can set up a healthy vibe across your home, which will help you recover quickly.

2. Breakfasts, Dinners and Lunches Will Be More Fun

Having your daily meals under medical observation and having your daily meals under medical observation, but with your loved one(s) are two different things.

In the former scenario, you will have your meals and go to your bed or couch. However, in the second scenario, your meals will become way more interesting with your caregiver relative.

So, you can discuss the last match of your favorite team. Or how you want to renovate your house. Or how you want to travel, once you are fit again.

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3. Overall Assistance and Aid

When you hire a professional nurse, he or she may take good care of you with a variety of things. However, their services will still be limited. Even if they are comfortable doing a few more things apart from taking care of you, they may not do it all.

While, if you choose to hire a relative as a personal caregiver, they can be helping with your everyday tasks.

From taking a walk in the backyard to ensuring that your housemaids are working correctly, a relative can do it all.

This happens majorly because, with a nurse, your relationship will only be professional. But with your relative(s), you can also have a personal relationship.

4. Personal Comfort and Privacy

Whether you notice it or not, with a professional nurse being present in your house at all times, your privacy and personal comfort may be compromised.

While when you have a close relative looking after you, you won’t have to feel this way. You can be yourself and feel comfortable.

But How Do I Hire My Relative as My Personal Caregiver?

We know how important it is to have a caregiver in old age. And as many old people prefer having a caregiver who they already know, companies have come up with the initiative to allow old people to choose and hire their caregivers.

Freedomcare is one such service that is working widely and effectively around the Kansas City area.

So if you wish to have a family member or a relative of yours to look after you, this service can be of great help. And when it comes to taking care of a family member, who else can be a better candidate than you?

Wrapping Up

As you grow old, the need for having a caregiver may rise up more frequently than ever. The best and the most comfortable way of solving this problem is by hiring a family member as your caregiver.

In this post, we mentioned a few reasons why it can be your best bet. Hopefully, this was helpful.

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Dr. Keith Kantor

Dr. Kantor has been an advocate of natural food and healthy living for 30 years. He is also on the Board of Directors for NAMI.org in G

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