If you are a senior or a loved one of a senior (or a younger individual) who needs extra help with daily living, home health care services can be the answer. Here are seven ways that home health care services can help you and your loved one.
Live Independently In Your Own Home
While retirement communities are an option for seniors, not everyone wants to live in one. Some individuals prefer remaining in their own homes, and home health care services can provide a level of assistance that enables seniors to continue living as independently as possible in the homes they’re accustomed to. Whether the senior needs a hand with preparing meals, moving about, or getting dressed, home health aides are available to help with these tasks, enabling a senior to remain home.
Assist With Errands
A senior may need someone to run errands for them, especially if they have no children or if their children live far away or are busy with work or other obligations. Errands can include buying groceries, picking up medical prescriptions, going to the bank or post office, or going to the optometrist, for example. Home care assistance can provide this type of help.
Help With Tasks Of Daily Living
Daily living tasks include getting out of bed, getting dressed, washing up, bathing, eating, and so on. Many individuals reach a point when they need assistance with these types of tasks. That’s where home health care services can be incredibly beneficial.
Give Family Caregivers A Break
A number of seniors receive care from a loved one, such as a spouse or an adult child or grandchild. If there are many relatives and loved ones available to take turns with a caregiving role, the responsibility is shared and there are enough people around to assist. However, if there is only one individual available, or a very small group, it can be tremendously valuable to hire professional home health aides in order to give family caregivers a much-needed, well-deserved break.
Many seniors experience loneliness, isolation, and even depression. To help engage seniors and boost their quality of life, a home care agency can step in by providing vital companion care services. A home health aide can offer uplifting conversation and engage in social activities with the senior, including games, movies, and hobbies.
Check On Individuals
Many seniors are able to retain a very high level of independence, but family members would like someone to check in on them from time to time. Home health care services can accomplish this.
Provide Peace Of Mind
When a professional home health aide can be relied upon for wellness checks, companionship, or the specialized assistance a senior needs, the whole family can enjoy greater peace of mind!
Learn More About Collier Home Care
We at Collier Home Care are dedicated to helping seniors and their families in the greater Naples, FL region thrive in a home setting. If you or a loved one would like to live as independently as possible with some level of assistance, get in touch with us today!