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3 Ways Aging Veterans Benefit from Care at Home

Care for Aging Veterans in Charlotte, NC

Care-for-Aging-VeteransAs people get older, they will face increasing challenges in life. Most of these challenges have to do with physical strength as well as health issues. For elderly veterans, getting proper care at home is incredibly important, just as it would be for any other senior.

However, some veterans may have a difficult time asking for or even accepting help. It doesn’t matter whether that help comes from a family member, friend, or even a spouse. Being strong, independent, and taking care of others for your entire life can make it difficult to be able to accept your own limitations.

Yet, there are many reasons why aging veterans can benefit from home care services. Here are three ways those benefits can make a world of difference.

1. Helping elderly veterans stay active.

Staying active is a great way to improve quality of life. When somebody begins having difficulty getting around on their own without some support or can no longer drive, they have a tendency to remain home rather than going out and staying actively involved in their community, the VFW, or spending time with friends.

A home care aide can help an elderly veteran stay as active as he wants to.

2. Learning about their own health.

As a younger, healthy adult, the elderly veteran may not have paid much attention to diet and exercise. They may have gotten into a regimen they’ve had to give up over the years because of declining health or physical strength and stamina.

They may have lost a spouse or other loved one and are now trying to prepare their own meals or take care of themselves. Some elderly veterans don’t have the skill set or experience to prepare healthy meals or focus on improving their overall health. An experienced caregiver can help them gain that valuable knowledge.

3. Pursuing interests important to them.

Similar to the first point here, elderly veterans will likely have a number of interests or even hobbies that are important to them. There may be certain destinations they like to visit but can’t travel safely on their own.

By relying on home care services, elderly veterans of all ages and physical capabilities can still pursue a lot of interests that are important to them. They may have given up dreams of doing these things on their own; this is why home care can be such a valuable asset with numerous benefits for aging veterans.


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Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith, Founder and Co-Owner of Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte is hands on with every detail of Golden Heart’s business. Natalie emigrated to the United States from Ukraine. Coming to this country, she did not know a word of English and her and her mother had virtually nothing. Through hard-work and determination as well as through the assistance of social organizations, Natalie learned English, educated herself and grew to be a business owner. It was while working as a caregiver and putting herself through school that Natalie came to love working for, and with, seniors. It was this passion for taking care of others (as well as her past experience where she herself was on the receiving end of help) that led Natalie to always want to open her own home care agency. She takes a tremendous amount of pride in providing quality care to the clients of Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte. As such, she uses her corporate experience in management to oversee the selection and hiring of caregivers for Golden Heart Senior Care of Charlotte. In addition, Natalie continuously engages with clients to ensure they are more than satisfied with the care they receive and constantly looks for ways to improve herself and her company.

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