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Senior Independence with Senior Helpers

Senior Independence with Senior Helpers

While we are celebrating Independence Day with friends and family with cookouts and get-togethers, it is important to remember our senior loved ones who would appreciate being able to participate in these holiday events.  This year, we can celebrate senior independence and the ability to stay in the comforts of home and community, as opposed to living in a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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.

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. 

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. 

It is possible for a senior loved one to remain independent at home.  Preparing weeknight meals every Sunday is a great way to be sure that they are getting the proper nutrition throughout the week.  Having a family member or caregiver stop by daily to remind them of medications and help with preparing a healthy meal will also provide peace of mind to you and your family.  Peace of mind visits are great for respecting your loved one’s wish to remain independent while also reassuring your family that they are healthy and taken care of.  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 help for the elderly and the many benefits of professional  in home senior care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777!   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 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.