If you made the decision to care for your elderly parents, you will want to be fully prepared. Everything will feel new if it’s your first time caring for someone. Your parents will help you by letting you know what comforts they need on a day-to-day basis, such as a semi electric hospital bed. Here are a few simple steps to take to help you to prepare.
Plan Ahead and Organize
Compose a list of items that will help you. A great place to start is to buy a calendar and circle important dates. You can also use scheduling software on your computer that will send you reminders on the dates you set.
Purchase the Necessities
Make sure the home is filled with all of the proper resources they need to create a place of convenience. An alarm is necessary. Extra bath towels and a shower grip are also helpful to have for support.
You should also consider purchasing a semi electric hospital bed. Your parents will love the flexibility this type of bed offers, the full motorized bed adjustment and the ease of setup.
Stay in Close Contact
Make sure your parents have a cell phone so they can call you when they need you. Check their phone often to make sure they can call you immediately while in your care. It is also important to ensure everyone’s cell phones are audible and not placed on the silent or vibrate setting.