Posted on Jul 10, 2014
Helping Seniors at Home and In Home Care for the Elderly
As our loved ones age, the everyday activities that were a normal part of routine become increasingly difficult to accomplish without some form of assistance. If your senior loved is still relatively active and is able to participate and attend local events, they may benefit from help in the form of in home care. A life altering move to an assisted living facility or nursing home could be very detrimental to an active senior’s overall outlook on life; it’s best to provide some assistance in the comforts of their home. Not only is your loved one most comfortable in their own home, they are also more likely to have a more positive view on life and will be happier in the long run.
When given the choice, most people would opt to remain in the comforts of their home for as long as physically possible. In home care for seniors and elderly makes it possible for a loved one to maintain regular outings with friends and remain in their familiar community. In home care for the elderly can consist of personal assistance as well as light housekeeping and help with other daily chores. Your loved one might not require around-the-clock care. While they may be fine with attending to their own personal care, it might be beneficial to have to someone to remind them to take their medications or to help prepare a healthy meal.
There are times when even the most active senior needs some assistance at home. It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with daily chores and in some ways, household neglect can become hazardous. Laundry piling up can be a tripping hazard and overlooked expired food in the refrigerator can make your loved one sick. Just a little extra help around the home can be the boost your senior loved one needs to remain in the comforts of home. In home care for the elderly includes light housekeeping, assistance with the laundry, some grocery shopping, and a ride to and from appointments or shopping, among many other forms of help around the house. Sometimes helping a senior loved one at home just requires some companionship when the days feel a little long.
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 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 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 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.