Posted on Jul 25, 2014
Benefits of Seniors Living at Home and Professional In Home Help
It has probably become very apparent that today’s senior generation is completely different from their grandparents’ and even their parents’ generation. It is more common for a senior loved one to want to remain active in their community and to frequent local markets and diners for as long as physically and emotionally possible. When given the choice, our senior loved ones would prefer to remain in the comforts of home and neighborhood that hold a lifetime of memories. It is desirable to lead an active lifestyle and maintain regular outings with friends and family. A senior living at home will have a more positive outlook on life and a better overall sense of wellbeing.
We are discovering that there are many benefits of seniors living at home, and when necessary, professional in home help can help with the daily chores to make life easier on your loved one. The benefit of seniors living at home is that everything is still readily accessible. There have been studies that have shown a decline in overall health both emotionally and physically due to a life altering move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. A move to a facility can be very confusing and unsettling, which can lead to feelings of depression and loneliness. With professional in home help, a senior is able to remain in the comforts of home while receiving the additional support they may need after hospitalization due to illness or surgery. Sometimes it’s helpful to just have an extra hand to help around the house and keep up with chores like laundry, grocery shopping and housekeeping.
Not only is living at home the most preferred option among seniors, it is also the most beneficial. With a little extra help, even a regular family caregiver can focus on visiting with their loved one instead of attending to loose ends around the house. Seniors living at home are able to maintain their old lifestyle. If a regular game of cards or shuffle board with friends is on the calendar, it can remain there. If your senior loved one enjoys shopping during the week, a caregiver can provide the transportation to add reassurance of safety. Professional in home help allows an older adult to remain in the comforts of home and improves the overall quality of life. Knowing that help is readily available can bring peace of mind to families who might not live nearby in cases of emergency.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home help for the elderly and the many benefits of professional in home senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-219-4383! 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 and in home assisted living 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 Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.