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Supporting Your Family: “Take Care” of Loved Ones from Near or Far

Like all of 2020, the holidays look and feel different this year. But one thing remains paramount: our family and friends. If you’re concerned about someone you love needing a helping hand, Take Care can help you take care of them.

Presented by Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care November 24, 2020

Whether you could use a hand around the house personally or you’re focused on making sure your parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or beloved neighbor is safe and comfortable at home, the dedicated team at Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care is ready to provide in-home support, companionship, and expert medical care. With services available around-the-clock 365 days a year, creating a relationship with a Take Care Home Health caregiver or RN Geriatric Care Manager from Take Care Advisor to serve as a medical advocate can give you and your loved ones peace of mind and a greater quality of life.

Visiting for the holidays looks different in 2020.

The pandemic has changed the way we operate on many fronts—as individuals, as families, and as a society. While you may desperately want to visit elderly parents, perhaps that isn’t an option due to living arrangements, compromised immune systems, or career responsibilities that may increase risks of COVID-19 exposure. This year has been unusual for all and an isolating time for many, especially those who live alone, don’t have family nearby, or are managing health care challenges that force them into isolation.

Challenging times have amplified the need for home health care services.

“I'm so thankful Take Care has been able to serve our clients and community throughout this health care crisis. Oftentimes a new client contacts us directly when they realize activities they previously enjoyed are becoming a burden or risk, especially in light of the pandemic,” explains Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, Take Care’s owner & CEO, who founded the private duty home health agency in 1995. “Clients reach out personally because they want to select a professional caregiver to help with groceries, laundry, or meal preparation and, most importantly, be a familiar, friendly face and personal connection.”

How is mom and dad’s living situation when I’m not there?

Sometimes we may not know or understand a family member’s changing health status or how day-to-day living situations may evolve. Having an independent voice, someone with medical knowledge, a sole mission of caring support, and deep knowledge of community resources, can help everyone move forward with less conflict and greater comfort.

“We also hear from clients’ families first,” adds Susanne. “They may be concerned about a family member driving safely or worry that their loved one is lonely or overwhelmed by daily responsibilities at home. One thing is always obvious from every single call into our office: the desire to help take care of someone, whether it be one’s self or a loved one. It’s that simple. ‘Take Care’ is not just our company name; it’s our passion and purpose.”

Who can you depend on 24/7?

Take Care can be there for you and your family under any circumstances. Caregivers are available to support clients over the holidays, which may look and feel quite different this year.

Meanwhile, the nursing team with Take Care Advisor, the geriatric care management program run by registered nurses (RNs), continues to help families navigate ever-changing medical needs—especially now, when traveling to assist those you care about may not be an option. These specially trained RN Advisors serve as advocates and are accessible 24/7—from helping navigate day-to-day medical conditions, doctor’s appointments, and routine medication to being at a client’s side during an emergency. They also coordinate with family members and medical providers to ensure continuity and consistency of care.

It can be daunting to think about seeking help at home or medical assistance, but the reality is that at some point we’ll all need support. The question becomes: how can you maintain independence and ensure you have the best possible health care?

Take Care’s private duty services offer personalized, hands-on care in any setting. Also unique is scheduling on your terms, through a professional team that works with you to establish the right amount of help from licensed, trained nurses and caregivers.

Throughout the pandemic, rest assured that the Take Care team is taking additional precautions above and beyond the agency’s high standards and protective measures. The well-being and safety of Take Care’s clients, caregivers, and staff continue to be their highest priority, just as your loved ones’ health remains yours.

Marking 25 years of caring, Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care is locally nurse- and family-owned and proudly cares for clients throughout Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties.

To learn more, call (941) 927-2292 or visit http://www.takecarehomehealth.com/.
Lic. # HHA 21657096 & HHA 299991405

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