Getting older is not easy. However, it’s inevitable and we deal with the consequences as they arise. Some of those consequences are having to give up activities, visiting with friends, driving, and other things we often take for granted in our younger, or at the very least, our stronger bodies. When seniors have any type of difficulty with activities of daily living at home, an experienced aide is one of the best assets to consider.
In-home care options offer many benefits.
First and foremost, experienced caregivers can improve safety for elderly clients. They have worked with other seniors in most cases and recognize a number of the common safety concerns these other clients faced. It could have to do with a tub or shower issue, bathroom safety, kitchen safety, improper lighting, or other potential challenges.
By addressing these safety concerns, elderly men and women can see through somebody else’s eyes what risks they have easily overlooked. Then they can go ahead and address fixing them, if possible.
Second, home care aides can provide physical support.
In spite of certain home modifications that can improve safety for many seniors, an elderly man or woman may still be at risk of falling and being injured if they don’t have adequate physical support. An experienced aide might be able to help an aging client get out of bed in the morning, get into and out of the shower, and even get dressed.
Third, they can assist with many basic tasks.
A home care aide is not a cleaning service nor a maid, but they can certainly assist in doing the laundry, preparing meals, cleaning the dishes, light housekeeping, and more. Some caregivers also provide transportation options for their clients to go to the store and do some shopping, get to a doctor’s appointment, and possibly visit with friends or do other activities that are still important to them.
Finally, it can provide an emotional boost.
Often, when people are getting older, life is getting more challenging. For somebody living alone those challenges are exacerbated by this disconnect or feeling of isolation and loneliness. A home care aide who is going to be stopping by every day or possibly even every other day can be an emotional boost for this senior.
Conversation, knowing that somebody will be stopping by soon, playing games, and taking part in other activities can help them be more positive, encouraged, and uplifted. That’s why in-home care services are one of the best options for seniors and disabled adults as they get older.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Cleveland, NC, contact the caring professionals at TenderHearted Home Care today. Call us at 704-612-4132
I have enjoyed volunteering my time as the President of the Rowan County Home School Association, assisting with the Parkinson’s Support Group, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Pregnancy Support Center, MOPS International, Capstone Recovery Center, Kairos Outside, Celebrate Recovery, various church committees and going on a mission trip to Moldova. I am a member of the Rowan County Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels board member, REACH of Rowan County, HIPSS of Davidson County, Second Tuesday Business Group and several Christian Business Life Groups.
I am passionate about serving others and providing the most compassionate care possible, as I would want for my own family. I love relaxing with my husband, Peter, and my two dogs, Yoyo and Terra Cotta.
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