Posted on Jun 30, 2016
Celebrating Senior Independence with In Home Care
Every year on July Fourth in the United States, we celebrate Independence Day. This is the day that we celebrate the declared independence of the thirteen colonies in 1776 from England. This holiday is marked by parades, barbecues, and fireworks. Just simply seeing a child wearing red, white, and blue, while carrying a brightly lit sparkler brings up feelings of American pride.
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.
There are many ways to make senior independence a possibility. If there are medications that need to be taken daily, have a family member help sort the pills out on a weekly basis and place in a marked daily organizing box. Have a list of important medical information and doctor phone numbers near every phone in the home. If some medications recommend not operate a vehicle, there are many resources for assistance with driving and transportation. Senior Helpers of Chattanooga has reliable caregivers who will drive your senior loved one to and from appointments and social gatherings if family members are unavailable.
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.
This year, let’s celebrate senior independence in the comforts and familiarity of their own home and community. In home care can be as much as live-in assistance to just a few hours a day to just a couple days a week. Having the extra help around the house with chores like laundry and dishes will help to free up time and allow your senior loved one to spend time doing what they wish; spend time with family and friends. This is truly something worthwhile to celebrate!
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home help and the many benefits of professional elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to a senior care specialist today 423-710-1500! 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 Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas.