Age has nothing to do with feeling old. For some, feeling old may begin at an early age due to chronic illnesses and acute incidents that exacerbate their health conditions. But most adults want to stay as young and independent as long as they can, even with senior home care.
The term “senior home care” may put some people off, but what’s in a name? Leave off the word “senior” and think of it as care for an aging adult family member.
Each of the following are included in home care services:
- Light housekeeping: We aren’t talking about heavy household responsibilities like moving furniture or repairing appliances, but light housekeeping vacuuming, dusting, stacking the dishwasher, unloading it, and other basic tasks.
- Meal prep: This includes grocery shopping and stocking the pantry. No one expects the caregiver to be a gourmet chef, but keeping mom or dad safe in the kitchen and on track with doctor recommended diets may be beneficial.
- Companionship: Your mom or dad may still be living in their home alone and the days and evenings may get a bit lonely, especially if they are no longer able to drive to visit friends and family on their own. Having a companion stop in and share a conversation, sip some tea, or even go out for a little afternoon event may be enjoyable.
- Personal care: As your mom or dad’s needs increase, services may also be reassessed. This can include help with bathing, dressing, shaving, combing hair, toileting and incontinence care.
The numbers of senior citizens are increasing as our population grows and people continue to live longer. A growing demographic of elderly seniors without adult children to assist them has made elder home care a more popular choice than ever. This growing population an opportunity to remain independently happy in their own homes for as long as they are able.
Contact Assisting Hands Home Care
Our home care agency is not only highly recommended among Fort Myers’ seniors, but our caregivers are licensed, bonded, and insured with our agency for your peace of mind. Our home care services include those mentioned above and much more. Please check out our full list of services.
Give us a call at (239) 221-6326 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your loved one’s needs and how we can help. We proudly serve Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, FL and the surrounding areas.