Posted on Aug 06, 2014
Aging in place is defined as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” A major element of successful aging in place is the use of in home care givers in conjunction with good medical care.
"As someone ages, in home care can help continue making daily living comfortable and safe," says Felicia Miller, owner and operator of Senior Helpers Milwaukee (www.SeniorHelpers.com/Milwaukee), a Wisconsin area, in home care agency. "In home care isn’t something that necessarily needs to signal a major life shift. An in home care giver can just help make minor modifications to assist in making life easier."
One of the most common issues the elderly face is depression. The changes that often come in later life—the death of loved ones, increased isolation, medical problems—can lead to depression. Depression may prevent seniors from enjoying life like they used to. It also impacts someone's energy, sleep, appetite, and physical health. A major part of successful aging is to be able to prevent depression.
Some of the important factors for “successful aging in place” are:
While some of these factors may be difficult for the individual to control, many are within our control and an in home care giver/ senior care specialists can assist the aging individual with many of them.
Family, friends and the caregiver can encourage active participation in activities and offer a strong support network. Modeling a positive attitude and using humor to deal with your own challenges can help someone to use these tools in his/her own life. Here are some steps you can take to promote successful aging (for you or someone you care about):
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 Glendale to speak to a senior care specialist today 414-375-4257! 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 Glendale provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha and Washington counties.