Posted on Jul 31, 2014
Seniors Do Best with Care Provided in their Homes
This may come as no surprise that when we are coping with an illness or injury, we tend to feel much better in the comforts of our own home and bed. If you have an elderly loved one who is recovering from a recent hospital stay, you may wonder how they will receive the level of care needed while remaining at home. It is a misconception that a nursing facility is the best option for an elderly loved one in need of assistance either with personal care or simply an extra hand around the house with daily chores.
It has become more common for an elderly person to choose to remain active in their community and to stay in their lifelong home. This is where the memories are. A life-altering move to an assisted living facility or nursing home can be very detrimental to the overall sense of wellbeing for an elderly adult who wishes to remain at home. Not only is the move very confusing, it can be lonely at times and this can most definitely lead to feelings of depression and isolation. By remaining at home with some assistance from a family member or friend, life can continue to go on as it has and routine and schedules can remain unchanged.
With life in a familiar home and neighborhood comes the feeling of satisfaction with life and this leads to a positive outlook on life. In home senior care provided by either a family member or a professional can be the key to happy living independently in at home for a senior loved one. You may find that you don’t have availability or open schedule to visit with your senior loved one as much as you would like. This is understandable as lives are busier with children, full time work and other parts of the daily grind. This is where in home senior care by Senior Helpers comes in handy. A highly trained and compassionate caregiver can bring your family peace of mind with a daily visit, even for just one hour, to prepare a meal, provide transportation, help with grocery shopping and medication reminders.
The fact of the matter is that seniors do best with care provided in their homes. Given the choice, most elderly would choose to remain in the comforts of home and in their familiar community for as long as physically possible. In home elderly care makes staying at home a reality. In home senior care can range from an hour to a full twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The level of service provided can range from companionship to peace of mind visits to full service personal care.
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.