As people age and grow older, some disability is expected. Old age
may cause partial blindness, difficulty in hearing, and even difficulty
in motor movements. This merely suggests that impairment in elderly is a
reality everyone should face. For those who have physically challenged
parents, it can be quite challenging to take care of them while working
and taking care of their children. The desire to personally take care of
our elderly parents will always be there, but some simply do not have
the time to do this.

Due to these circumstances, there is a need to decide what would be
best for elderly parents. Some choose to bring their elderly to nursing
homes or other qualified institutions where they can be properly cared
for. However, it is sometimes tough to be separated and to not be able
to take care of our elderly parents or guardians who have raised us and
cared for us while we are still not able to defend and care for

There is still another option that will allow us to take care of our
elderly parents while living a normal life and doing our daily routines
and responsibilities, and that is to look for someone else who can take
care of them for us. Right now, there is a significant demand for
personal caretakers and nurses who will be able to take care of our
elderly parents while we are not around to do the job.
Hiring a personal caregiver or a nurse will allow us to let our
elderly parents stay home where they are most comfortable. Because of
this, we will not be forced to bring our elderly parents to a nursing
home where we will not be able to monitor their condition or see if
their needs are adequately addressed. Hiring personal help will also
ensure that our elderly parents do not experience having to rely on a
neighbor or on social services to visit them and check on them.

The rates of hiring a personal caretaker are lower than hiring a
private nurse. Also, personal caregivers will be able to accomplish
everything that an elderly needs, from bathing, feeding, and even buying
groceries and going to the bank on behalf of the elderly. Hiring a
nurse, on the other hand, will be more expensive, and a nurse usually
only takes care of the patients health needs which include drinking
medicines, but they usually would not involve themselves with any
housework or errands.

If your elderly parent is suffering from a medical condition,
however, it is recommended that you hire a nurse, especially if there is
a possibility that the elderly might need emergency medical assistance
anytime and requires 24-hour monitoring. If your elderly parent,
however, is only suffering from general disabilities and needs a medical
check-up once in a while, then a personal caretaker might be the best
option for you.

The decision to hire a nurse or a caretaker will depend on the
personal condition and circumstances of the elderly. It is just up to us
to determine who would be able to provide the most suitable service.
Whether we decide to hire a personal caretaker or a nurse, it will serve
the same purpose. We will still be able to go on with our lives and at
the same time make sure that there is someone who will look after and
take care of our elderly parents who do not have the ability to take
care of themselves anymore.

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