Posted on Jul 01, 2015
Celebrating Independence and Senior Care at Home
Our nation’s birthday, celebrated on July fourth, marks the adoption of The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776. As Americans, we usually spend the day celebrating with friends and family, parades, cookouts, swimming and fireworks. The Fourth of July is the epitome of summertime in America.
Since Independence Day is celebrated in July, the weather can be a bit oppressive for an elderly loved one. It is important to remind them to stay properly hydrated and to stay in the shade as much as possible. Encourage your elderly loved one to wear loose clothing and to wear sunscreen when out in the sun. Senior care at home can provide those helpful reminders when preparing for the day and assist with dressing when needed.
It is important to remember that our senior loved ones cherish their independence, as we all do, and would like stay independent for as long as possible. With the help of a compassionate caregiver from Senior Helpers of Chattanooga, a senior loved one can still participate in local Fourth of July activities. With certain medications, driving might be discouraged. This should not mean that they should have to stay housebound. Highly trained caregivers can provided the transportation to and from local events. This will also bring your family peace of mind that they are not traveling alone on public transportation. If your senior loved one is coping with dementia related disease, traveling alone can be quite risky.
Senior care at home can provide much desired independence for an elderly loved one. If you and your family do not live nearby, you can still count on daily medication reminders, meal preparation, and assistance with groceries and other shopping. Your loved one will receive daily companionship and assistance with light housekeeping and other daily chores that can typically clog up an afternoon. This is especially helpful for your elderly loved one so they can focus their attention on visiting family when they do stop by.
This Fourth of July, join with family and friends to celebrate independence as a country, and help to provide peace of mind to your family with senior care at home for your senior loved one.
If you would like to learn more caring assisted living at home, along with the many benefits of professional in home elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Chattanooga 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, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee.