You might not think that home care providers are the right answer for your senior, but if you’re facing any of these situations, you might change your mind.
Help with Driving and Navigating Public Spaces
As your senior ages, she may need help with driving and with feeling safer when she’s out and about in public. If you can’t be with her yourself, having home care providers there with her can help to ensure that she’s able to get where she needs to go. It also decreases the chances of problems while she’s in public settings.
Housework and Other Tasks at Home
You’re probably already familiar with the phenomenon that tasks and chores at home just never seem to end. No sooner do you have the laundry done than there’s a full hamper again. Your senior has the same issues, but she may have a host of factors that make those tasks ever more difficult to keep up with on her own. Having some help frees her of those worries.
Companionship and a Friendly Face
Loneliness and isolation are a huge potential problem for elderly family members. One way around this is to ensure that your senior has someone that she can rely on who will stop by and spend some time with her. Your elderly family member and her home care provider might read together, talk, or enjoy outings that liven up your senior’s day.
Cooking and Meal Preparation
It’s ironically far more taxing to cook for one person than it is to cook for an entire family. The difference is often that your elderly family member has to deal with the same amount of preparation and cleanup as she would cooking for more people unless she’s relying on convenience foods. Since that’s rarely a healthy diet for every day, having elderly care providers come in and cook or handle the less fun parts can make a huge difference in how your senior eats.
Personal Care Tasks
As your elderly family member ages, tasks that she’s been able to handle for decades can become so much more difficult. Some of the most personal of these tasks, such as dressing and bathing, are critical for helping her to stay healthy and to live her best life. Elder care providers can step in and handle these tasks for your senior when necessary.
Remember that this list isn’t comprehensive. Every situation is different and your elderly family member’s needs may fall into different categories. That doesn’t mean that elder care services aren’t for you. Explore what these experienced folks can do for you and your senior.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Home Health Care in Amberley, OH, please contact the caring staff at Queen City Elder Care today. Serving Cincinnati and Surrounding Communities. Call Us Today (513) 510-4410.
Michele Vollmer is a visionary leader who is perpetually searching for ways to improve, so to remain at the leading edge of the home care industry.She has served in the healthcare industry since 1989, including pharmaceutical and home health sales, as well as hospice sales and sales management.