When an elderly family member or loved one is in need of additional help, we naturally want to find them the best support that we can. Personalized in-home care can help our loved ones successfully age in place while retaining their independence, autonomy, and safety. Read on to discover the benefits of in-home senior care and the positive impact it can have on the life of your loved one - and on yours!
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are social, economic, and environmental factors that assist seniors in staying healthy as they age. These factors include access to nutritious food, good housing, stable income, a reliable transport system, and good health care. Seniors who struggle with SDOH and related risk factors are always prone to dangers such as morbidity, mortality, and poor health in general.
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Most seniors want to age in place successfully and safely in their homes. Advanced planning to accomplish this is vital - and not always easy or straight-forward. Emotions about the perceived loss of independence and purpose, and declines in overall health, cognition, and mobility, can be difficult to overcome. In-home care can provide the extra support to ensure the success of a well-prepared plan to safely age in place. In-home care is what we do at Senior Helpers of Greater Oklahoma City.
Most seniors have spent their lifetimes making valuable contributions to their families and communities. Although injury, illness, or mobility challenges may require a senior to spend much of their time at home, the older adult may want to continue experiencing the rewards of serving others. Yet, seniors don't have to leave home to provide a meaningful service. Caregivers can help seniors find service opportunities that fit the senior's skill level. Here's a list of service opportunities the senior you're caring for may be interested in.