Many older adults have minor assistance needs as well as the need for companionship. When it isn't possible for a family member to become a caregiver, a home care provider can step in to help with many of a senior's needs. Here are just a few of the ways that home care can help a senior remain independent and safe at home.
Assistance with Daily Routines
Your senior’s daily routine might have become much more difficult for her over time. And between injuries and illnesses, just getting out of bed in the morning might be a lot to manage. Having help from a caregiver ensures that she’s able to have help when she needs it without that help being intrusive or reducing her sense of independence.
Help with Meals
Another routine task that gets more difficult as your senior ages can be everything to do with food and preparing food. It takes a lot of energy to determine what to eat, to shop for the ingredients, and to cook the food. From there, your senior is also looking at cleaning up and dealing with any leftovers. It’s a lot to manage on her own. But with the right help, your senior also has a friendly face there with her for meals.
Appointment and Errand Assistance
Getting out and about to run errands and to go to appointments may require a lot for your senior. When she’s got a caregiver to help her, your elderly family member isn’t alone and the person with her is knowledgeable about what she may need in terms of assistance. Keeping your senior out and about safely when she wants to be there is a lot easier when she has help. The same is true for appointments. Your elderly family member is more likely to feel secure if she has experienced help with her.
Someone to Talk To
Having someone there to just talk with is a lot more powerful than most people think it is. Polite conversation while going through her day might be exactly what your senior needs in terms of socialization, too. You’ll also feel better knowing that someone is there with her, whether she needs their help or just their friendly presence.
Talk to your elderly family member about what her needs are right now. They’re likely to change over time and as her health changes but understanding what she needs helps you to put the right solutions in place for her.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE IS CONSIDERING CAREGIVERS IN RALEIGH, NC, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT SENIORS HELPING SENIORS TODAY. CALL (919) 761-5346.