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Spend Some Time with Loved Ones when Relying on Home Care

Elderly Care in Wellesley, MA

Happy mother and daughterRelying on somebody else for one’s own basic care can be difficult to accept for some. For an elderly individual who relies on professional non-medical in-home care services, there could be a number of things that a senior is going through at the moment. It’s important for family members to take time out of their busy schedules to stop by and spend quality time with them.

The value of one on one interaction.

Aging seniors may prefer to remain within the comfort of their own home, even if they require extra assistance and care. The growing number of seniors who rely on some type of in-home care service are living alone. While they are living alone, even though they may rely on a non-medical in-home caregiver to stop by on a regular basis, they may still be feeling lonely.

Having friends, neighbors, and especially family members stopping by or calling every so often can be incredibly beneficial for the senior who relies on home care. It can provide them the emotional connection and lift they might need on a particular day.

Visit Your Relatives Day is May 18th and for anyone who has an elderly loved one relying on some type of home care, just because you know they will have somebody there supporting them, checking in on them, and encouraging them to become as active as possible, that doesn’t mean they don’t require the emotional connection that your visit or phone call could offer.

How to make time for these visits.

Depending on where you live in proximity to the elderly individual in your life, it may not be practical to stop by on a weekly, biweekly, or even a monthly basis. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t call to check in on them every so often. Keep in mind, though, that calling to see how they are doing is one thing, but calling to just talk, share things that are going on in your life, keeping them up-to-date about grandchildren and other people they know could provide them the opportunity to feel connected with those individuals who are so important to their life.

Maintaining a positive emotional state of mind for any person is important, and for seniors who may be feeling lonely and isolated, that familial connection becomes even more essential to positive health and well-being.

If you or an aging loved one are considering non-medical in-home care in Metrowest Boston, MA, call Griswold Home Care and speak to one of our caring staff members today. Call (781) 559-0073