Peace of Mind Visits and In Home Care for Aging Loved Ones this Winter
With the holidays officially over, it is understandable that the daily routine can bring a new level of busy. You just can’t be everywhere at once; and you shouldn’t feel that you have to. If you have an elderly loved one who lives far from you, it would be beneficial to have assistance with their in home care. A peace of mind visit from a compassionate caregiver will reassure you and your family that your loved one is cared for, eating properly, and taking medications as needed. Peace of mind visits from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can give you the reassurance you need that your elderly loved one is doing well in their home; both emotionally and physically.
Peace of mind visits are in-home visits that are performed on a regular basis to assess your elderly loved one’s needs. The daily or weekly visit will reassure you that your loved one is taking the proper medications and that they are eating nutritious meals like they should. If needed, your elderly loved one can enjoy a freshly prepared meal and hygiene assistance, if applicable.
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 family a bit more 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 elderly care and 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, peace of mind visits and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara.