New Fredericksburg VA 24hr Assisted Living Dementia Senior Care Respite Service

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Over 65m US citizens support family members with at-home care. This comes at great personal cost. Visiting Angels Fredericksburg’s new senior care service gives respite to both carers and seniors.

More than 65 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend, and spend an average of 20 hours a week caring for loved ones. This comes at a cost. Family caregivers may find themselves overtaxed, over-stressed, and overwhelmed. Visiting Angels Fredericksburg’s new senior care service gives respite to both carers and seniors. For carers the service reduces the risk of burnout including anxiety, anger, and depression. For seniors it allows them to live with independence and dignity in the comfort of their own homes.

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The ability of modern medicine to deal with a wide range of long term chronic conditions like cancer or heart disease means the number of Americans over 85 years of age is growing rapidly, and by 2030, those over 65 years old will make up 20% of the population.

As a result the number of seniors with diseases related to old age such as dementia or Alzheimers are expected to grow. An estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia today. This number could grow to 13.8 million by 2060 barring the development of medical breakthroughs

According to data from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), almost 90% of elderly citizens would prefer to live and die in the comfort of their own homes. This is where the new service launched by Visiting Angels Fredericksburg comes in.

It’s new service is focused on providing 24 hour round the clock respite for both carers and their senior loved ones. It can be provided for those dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia, terminal illness, disability, loneliness, the need for personal care, veteran’s care, and more.

The first part of the service is the provision of round the clock 24 hour comfort and security to the senior being cared for and letting seniors receive this care in the familiar surroundings of home.

The second part of the service is the provision of relief to carers who can now experience the security of knowing their loved ones are receiving excellent care and companionship. The importance of this issue should not be underestimated. Family caregivers go above and beyond when caring for loved ones. This can result in caregivers stretching themselves thin — physically, mentally, and emotionally, leading in some cases to burnout, anxiety, anger and depression.

Visiting Angels Fredericksburg recognizes the needs of both family caregivers and their beloved seniors. They understand that senior adults want to remain at home among familiar surroundings and routines. They recognize the need to reconcile family and friends wish to allow the loved one to age in place with relieving the heavy burden of the caregiver.

It’s compassionate caregivers look at the safety and physical needs of the client combined with social and emotional needs in a well-rounded approach. The agency can usually begin care within a 48-hour window, and often the same day. All that is required to get the process started is a phone call and an in-home assessment.

The in home assessment includes the creation of an individualized care plan involving companionship, medication reminders, bathing, dressing, household chores, errands, meal preparation plus other activities as required. For those in an assisted living facility supplemental care can also be scheduled.

If, on occasion, unexpected needs arise falling outside the care schedule – for example when a senior is discharged from hospital or has a medical emergency, Visiting Angels Fredericksburg responds quickly. Scheduling options include part-time, full-time, weekend, 24/7, and respite care.

Visiting Angels of Fredericksburg has been in business for more than 13 years. Top rated by for it’s “Best Care Homes in Virginia” award in 2019, 2020 and 2021, its goal is to be known as the most compassionate in home care agency in the state. Deeply rooted within the senior community, staff are dedicated to making at home living more comfortable for seniors and disabled members. The agency also serves clients in Norfolk, Roanoke and Lynchburg.

The company states: “No matter the type of senior care we provide, you can count on our commitment to you and your family remaining the same. We will provide top quality care that enables your loved one to maintain their independence and dignity.”

A family carer said “I have confidence in them. Once they become fairly experienced, I can leave them here while I go and run errands. It’s enabled me to have something of a life. Otherwise, I would have to be here all the time.”

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