May is Older Americans Month, a time when seniors and their families are encouraged to celebrate seniors and find new ways to help them have a great quality of life as they get older. Aging in place has become a hot topic for seniors all over the country. According to polls seniors want to stay in their own homes as they get older. Nearly 100% of seniors would age in place if they had the option to do that. And they do. Seniors all over the country can take advantage of technology, improved home design, and home care assistance so that they can safely and happily start the next chapter of their lives at home.
Home care assistance from a caregiver that has training and experience helping older Americans with the unique challenges that they face can give seniors the support they need to start the next chapter of their lives in the place they love the most. Some of the ways that home care assistance helps seniors are in place are:
Many seniors want to stay in the family home as they get older. But often those family homes haven’t been updated for the needs of seniors. Doing household chores like sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, or hauling laundry up and down stairs can be very difficult for seniors. A senior care provider can help seniors do those household chores so that your senior loved one won’t be putting themselves at risk of falling or wearing themselves out trying to keep the house clean and safe.
Most seniors take multiple medications and supplements. It can be confusing to keep track of all those medications and when to take them. It can also be difficult for seniors to keep up with getting prescriptions refilled on time. Part of home care assistance is making sure that your senior loved one is getting their medical on time every day. And your senior loved one’s home care provider can also call in refills when necessary and arrange to have them delivered or pick them up. Your senior loved one won’t run out of medication or skip days of their medication when they have help from a caregiver.
If your senior loved one has pets caring for those pets can be a real challenge as they get older. But there are also significant physical and mental health benefits seniors can get from having pets. Especially for seniors that have lost a spouse or a partner having pets can help provide the emotional support they need. Home care assistance can include things like walking the dog or cleaning the cat’s litter box daily to take some of the pressure and stress of pet care off of your senior loved one.
Studies have shown that daily exercise and healthy eating can really improve a senior’s life and allow them to live a fulfilling life well into their later years. Home care assistance from a trained caregiver can help seniors eat better, motivate them to exercise, and support lifestyle choices that will help your senior loved one live better for longer.
If you or an aging loved one are considering non-medical in-home care in Scarsdale and Yonkers, NY, call Griswold Home Care
and speak to one of our caring staff members today. Call (914) 768-9065