Posted on Jul 24, 2015
How to Help Maintain Independence and In Home Help
For those who love to live life freely, getting older can start to feel very limiting. As we age, mobility can become difficult without some sort of assistance and there are medications that can make driving unsafe. Our senior generation has worked hard throughout their lives and deserve to live how they wish; and usually remaining at home is the popular choice.
With medication reminders, mobility assistance and companionship, in home help from a caring and compassionate caregiver might be the route to go for your loved one. Your senior loved one can maintain independence and live in the comforts and familiarity of their own home for as long as possible with some assistance. For some families, proximity to a loved one may make providing assistance difficult. This is where in home help from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara comes in to give your family peace of mind.
Many seniors currently live active lifestyles and wish to remain a part of their social circles and participate in local events. Some medications and dementia related diseases may make driving unsafe. A trusted caregiver from Senior Helpers can provide the transportation to and from local events, appointments, and shopping as desired by a senior loved one. Transportation helps to maintain independence because a senior loved one is still a part of their community without worry about returning home safely.
Another way to provide some independence for an elderly loved one is to look into having items delivered directly to their home. Some grocery stores have begun offering delivery services. There are also many online stores that provide subscription delivery for household items such as paper towels, toilet paper, dry goods and other useful daily items. Having items delivered can reduce the need to go grocery shopping as often. This saves time that can be better spent visiting with family and friends.
Household chores are another part of life that can fall by the wayside as we get older. Just a little bit of assistance with daily tasks such as light housekeeping, laundry, and putting away dishes can greatly lighten the load of a senior loved one. Look around your loved one’s home for trip hazards and put away loose items on the floor that might create a fall. Independent living at home can be very successful with injury prevention. Thinking ahead of ways to make living at home a success can greatly improve your loved one’s wellbeing, both physically and emotionally.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home elderly care, along with the many benefits of professional senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.