Home Care Options for Seniors in Charlotte NC
The first time Miranda’s children suggested she get some type of help around the house she was 78 years old and widowed. She was still able to manage most things, but had a little difficulty with certain tasks, including getting up and down the stairs and doing laundry.
At the time, she didn’t know much about the various home care options available to her, but she wasn’t too keen on the idea of having a complete stranger come to her home and provide assistance. Over time, though, she began to learn about the many things a home care aide could do to help out. Her adult children lived too far away to offer any real physical support or assistance.
After several months of talking about it, she finally hired an aide through an agency in town. At first, she was nervous and didn’t know what to expect, but immediately the home care aide set her mind at ease.
After a few weeks, Miranda felt as though she was completely comfortable with this particular caregiver. In fact, she felt as though she had known her for many years. They had conversations, went out for walks, and did many things together.
Miranda ended up doing things she had long ago given up. During some of those conversations, the home care aide focused on Miranda’s diet and the things that she was eating. At the time, Miranda didn’t think much about it, but after a couple of weeks the home care aide sat down with her to explain how important it was to pay attention to the foods she consumed.
Miranda had figured since she was well into her 70s it didn’t really matter what she ate any longer. It wasn’t as though she was going to live forever, in her own mind.
The home care aide talked about the value of vitamins and other essential nutrients in a daily diet as well as cutting out bad cholesterol, avoiding too much red meat, and more. This caregiver explained that a poor diet can lead to fatigue, low energy, and a number of other challenges in life, including potential memory related issues.
She also explained how important it was to stay physically active and get exercise. Her family had mentioned some of these things in the past, but she didn’t really pay attention; she didn’t see that her adult children can truly understand her situation in life. This caregiver, though, had worked with many other seniors, and offered the kind of encouragement she needed.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING HOME CARE OPTIONS FOR SENIORS IN CHARLOTTE, NC, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE OF CHARLOTTE. (704) 246-5806.
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