Live-in Care for Seniors in Robbinsville, NJ
Nobody really looks to their future and considers that they may need some type of live-in care for seniors. That’s not something on the top of anyone’s priority list. In fact, if you were to ask 100 people between the ages of 65 and 75 who didn’t have any major health issues or physical limitations that required them to rely on somebody else to assist with their daily care, almost all of them would likely dismiss even the notion of hiring a live in home care provider.
However, you may be one of those people who have reached a certain age and have dealt with medical emergencies, experienced a loss of strength in your legs that affects your balance, and more. You may rely on family members or friends to help you out with of lot of different tasks, including cleaning the house, doing laundry, and even getting out to the store or to doctors’ appointments.
If you’re not quite sure whether you’re ready or need any type of live-in care, here are three reasons why this is something you should seriously consider at this time.
Reason #1: You need assistance in the middle of the night.
If you find yourself calling on a neighbor or a good friend, or even a family member who lives down the road, to come over to your house at 2 o’clock in the morning to help you get out of bed and make your way to the bathroom, then it’s time to realize you may need somebody there around-the-clock.
A live in home care provider, or a home care aide, would be able to assist you whenever you needed help getting around.
Reason #2: You miss the companionship of another person in the house.
You can certainly hire a home care aide for a few hours a day or have friends or family come and visit you, but it might not be the same as having another person living in the same house. If you are married and lived with the same person for 40, 50, or even more years, and if they recently passed away, it can feel extremely lonely and isolating. Having a live in caregiver can help provide some sense of comfort in this regard.
Reason #3: You want to stay home as long as possible, but know you need assistance often throughout the day and during the night.
If you want to ‘age in place,’ but you also realize you need assistance at various times throughout the day and during the overnight hours, the best option is a live in caregiver.
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