Are you or a loved one currently living on your own? Are you considering moving out of the home you love because you need extra assistance? It can be a difficult choice to ask for help. But, there is good news: you can live out your days in the home you love with the right senior care in place.
Here are five signs it’s time for senior home care:
1. Home Safety is a Concern. Your home can pose many threats to an aging senior and areas of your home that never seemed unsafe, such as the couple of stairs that are used to walk to the garage every day, are suddenly a serious safety concern. Smoke detectors need to be checked, refrigerators need to be cleaned out, and light bulbs need to be replaced. A home requires a lot of upkeep and often becomes too much for seniors and their families. Preferred Care at Home provides a complimentary 53-point safety inspection for seniors in their community. When senior home care is in place, many of the safety concerns are immediately addressed. If a professional is needed, such as an electrician or plumber, our home care providers will help make those appointments.
2. Mobility Issues. A fear of falling is a common reason why senior home care is started. Whether it’s needing transfer assistance or simply having someone in your home as a precaution, senior home care can provide peace of mind for you or for your senior loved one.
3. Increased Health Care Needs. About 80% of seniors have a chronic illness, according to the CDC. Half have at least two. Managing these chronic illnesses through appropriate follow-up appointments is an important aspect in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Preferred Care at Home can provide assistance through tools such as a Personal Health Record and our Smooth Transition Care.
4. Housekeeping. Is there dust on your mantle? Dishes in your sink? When’s the last time your bathtub was cleaned? Keeping up with the daily needs of a house, is often one of the reasons senior home care is started.
5. Loneliness. Perhaps one of the most meaningful ways senior home care can impact your life is through companionship. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans aged 65 years or older. Unfortunately, many times, depression goes untreated in seniors. We know we can make a difference in the lives of seniors by providing companionship.
If you have questions about senior home care, contact a location near you. Preferred Care at Home can help you remain in the home you love.
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