As we get older, it is commonplace to begin to be affected by challenges with everyday activities, like showering, getting dressed, fixing meals, or even driving a vehicle. This can lead to concerns that we’ll have to give up not only our freedom, but our home as well. But there is encouraging news for older adults: in-home care for seniors, such as the care provided by Specialty Care Services, can help actually increase independence for seniors and help them continue to live at home where it is most comfortable.
And the reality is, these days the majority of older adults are deciding to receive the care they need at home. To help you better understand just what home care is, we’ve provided the following primer on home care services for seniors:
- Home care services are provided on an individual basis, which results in more personal attention than in an assisted living facility or nursing home. There is never the need to have to wait your turn when care is needed.
- A caregiver in the home can help promote a healthier way of life. Professional caregivers are skilled in planning and preparing nutritious and delicious meals that are appealing to the senior and can also help keep track of the amount of food eaten.
- An individualized, ongoing exercise plan can be implemented and followed through with the help of a home care expert, providing the extra safety measure of a qualified professional being on hand during exercising.
- In-home care for seniors strengthens self-esteem and independence, vital factors for a happy life. Home care (in particular, private pay home care) ensures tailored care specific to the needs of the family and senior on any given day, whether the need is as simple as companionship, or more complex, such as assistance with personal care needs.
- The additional benefit of accompanied transportation to and from medical appointments, social events or running errands means that families have the opportunity for more quality time together.
- The recent pandemic brought to the spotlight how dangerous senior isolation can be to both physical and mental health. A senior caregiver in the home brings necessary socialization opportunities and the chance for seniors to have a companion available to prevent loneliness and depression. A caregiver can help a senior through enriching conversations and reminiscing, planning fun activities, engagement in enjoyable hobbies and interests, and much more.
We would love the chance to chat with you and your family more about the advantages of our home care services. Contact us online or call us today at 301-585-6300 to learn more about our personal care in Washington, DC and the nearby areas.