For the past twenty years, Robert and his family have resided in California, where they relocated when his family was young for a major career promotion. During the decades that have passed, Robert, his wife and children made frequent trips back to his home state of Utah to visit his parents, and they often enjoyed the road trip to the Sunshine State. However, now in their eighties, traveling is an uncomfortable proposition for them and more and more, they need a hand with trips to the store or a few things around the house.
While Robert is deeply concerned about the wellbeing of his parents, he’s unable to relocate right now, and his parents are not at all interested in leaving their home of fifty years – leaving Robert to wonder what he can do to make sure his parents are cared for and still live his own life.
ClearCare Home Care Software Offers a Solution
There are thousands of people like Robert in the same scenario: wanting to make sure elderly parents are cared for, but being unable to be nearby.
One potential solution for such a conundrum is working with elderly parents to enlist the help of a home care agency that provides non-medical in-home care. A well-managed agency with committed caregivers and the technology of a home care software or home care system, like ClearCare, can offer seniors and their loved ones peace of mind when distance is a concern.
- Real Time Updates: With ClearCare’s home care software and home care system, caregivers check in with their agency the moment they arrive, update tasks throughout their visit, and check out upon leaving, all via an automated system that provides real time care updates to agency managers.
- Family Transparency: One of the best things about a home care software or home care system like ClearCare is the ability to share the real time care updates with family members via a secure portal. In addition to care updates from the field, family members can also view scheduled caregiver shifts in the home care system to be sure that loved ones have the help when they need it.
- Opportunity for Involvement: Long-distance caregivers often feel disconnected from their loved one’s care, as a lack of information can leave them feeling left in the dark. By hiring an agency that utilizes a robust home care software or home care system, like that offered by ClearCare, family caregivers can feel closely connected to the care their senior parents or loved one is receiving – be it 10 or 10,000 miles away.
With features like a family portal with schedule, care log and billing information, as well as the ability for agency administrators to easily communicate with their client contacts via the home care software, ClearCare lets family members be involved in their loved one’s care and keep an eye on care – even when it’s out of sight.
*All individuals described in this blog are fictitious.