Posted on Jul 17, 2014
Tips for Staying at Home and Live In Senior Care
As the baby boomer generation gets older, the need for daily assistance becomes inevitable. Whether your senior loved one is recovering from surgery, illness or just needs some help with household duties, live in senior care is a very popular and common option. For many seniors, it is important that they maintain an active lifestyle and remaining in the comforts of home in their familiar community is the best route for living a happy life.
The key to healthy living in the comforts of home is safety. It’s important to be sure the house is kept in a relatively tidy condition. If your senior loved one is already having difficulty with balance or experiencing poor eyesight, there needs to be a clear path in the home at all times. There shouldn’t be items left on the floor, loose electrical cords or throw rugs that can be hazardous and cause a fall. It helps if someone regularly visits to be sure the home is generally picked up and that the floors are free of spills.
If your senior loved one is still very active in their community, they will appreciate living at home. In senior care might be an option to help them maintain this lifestyle. Some simple changes around the house can make daily activities simpler such as storing items on lower shelves for easy reach; leave a step stool at ready access, and removing throw rugs. Be sure your loved one wears nonskid shoes and refrains from wearing socks on wood or smooth floors without shoes. Live in senior care includes light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, and most important, companionship.
Not only is a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home very expensive, it is can also be very detrimental to your elderly loved one’s overall outlook on life. A life altering move to nursing home can be very confusing and stressful. This major move away from familiar routine may lead to loneliness and depression. Whenever possible, it is best to provide the extra care needed in the comforts of home.
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 Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! 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 Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.