As people grow older, they may lose some of their independence and possibly develop health issues that could result in them needing some help, whether around-the-clock or for shorter periods of time.
The fact remains: Most older people could use a helping hand. If you have a loved one you're caring for or concerned about, in-home services is a great solution.
Staying at Home
Many seniors prefer to remain in their own home for as long as possible. They don’t see themselves as needing support or assistance, even if they do struggle more than they used to.
For many, the idea of moving means a loss of independence. In some cases, it may not be possible to move away. The costs may be prohibitive, the care may not be nearby not too mention wait-lists are common.
Whether your loved one is at home by circumstance or choice, you worry about their health and safety. Even the most independent seniors may have a bit of trouble getting around as the body slows down. Others might be a little forgetful and need help remembering to do things like taking their medications.
You may also worry about slips and falls, as older people tend to be more prone to them. If your loved one lives alone, you might worry there’s no one to check up on them.
A Helping Hand
In-home services offer assistance to your loved one. Whether they need a bit of help with personal hygiene tasks or have trouble with other aspects of day-to-day life, home care can help.
Our caregivers check-in in with your loved one and helps them perform the tasks they need a hand with. This allows them to maintain their independence while also making sure they get the care they need.
Many, including the elderly struggle with depression for a variety of reasons. If your loved one lives alone and has difficulty getting out to see friends or participate in social activities, they may be at risk.
In-home services can also help fight loneliness and depression in seniors. With regular in home care, especially when you engage a service focused on continuity of caregivers, the caregiver becomes a regular visitor. In many instances, they become good friends for seniors! Many seniors look forward to visits from their care workers.
Improving Quality of Life
In-home services go a long way to help improve the quality of life for your loved one.
Seniors get the care and assistance they need to facilitate independent living, maintain their sense of independence and you get the peace of mind knowing there’s someone checking in on them regularly.
In addition to providing assistance with day-to-day tasks, in-home services improve seniors’ mental, emotional, and social well-being. The care can be used to help housebound seniors get out when they need to and Interactions with the care worker on a regular basis alleviate loneliness.
All of this means a better quality of life for your senior.
Help for You
As the caregiver for your loved one, you may feel burdened or burned out. You may worry about your loved one. You might wonder if you’re doing enough. Your job, your own family, or even just how far away you live can limit the care you provide.
In-home services help you too. They can provide you with peace of mind, knowing someone else is looking out for your loved one and help you prevent burnout.