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Fall Is a Good Time to Discuss Home Care for Aging Veterans

Care for Aging Veterans in Summit NJ

The summer might have been a lot of fun. Perhaps you were able to spend time with your aging father, who was a veteran in the United States Navy. You talked about your childhood, his childhood, things you both enjoyed doing, family members you haven’t seen a long time, and maybe even friends or loved ones who have passed away.

You had a lot of extra time to spend with him this summer, so you took advantage of that. You did that because you know time is not on your side. He’s getting older and showing signs of fatigue, losing strength, and needing a lot of extra help with some basic tasks around the house.

Care for Aging Veterans in Summit NJ

Care for Aging Veterans in Summit NJ

Now that summer is over, you have to get back to your full time routine, both at work and in your personal life. However, you worry about his well-being. That’s why now is a good time to think about home care for this elderly veteran in your life.

Why fall is a good time to discuss home care. 

As the seasons change, cooler temperatures and possible volatile weather will be on the horizon. The daytime temperatures could be quite nice, with clear blue skies, but by evening, 5 o’clock or 6 o’clock in the afternoon, for example, the temperature can drop 20 degrees or more. Depending on what the daytime high temperature is, that could be a very serious condition.

If your father decides to go for a walk at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, he may be dressed in slacks and a button up shirt. He might not bring along a sweatshirt or jacket with him because it’s still warm out. However, if he goes a little bit too far or doesn’t anticipate just how cold it gets, he could start shivering on his way back to the house. By the time he returns, he could be susceptible to pneumonia or other health issues that can be life-threatening.

If he had a home care aide working with him daily, he could feel confident in going out and pursuing things he wants to do and enjoy. He could know that he’s not going to put himself at risk because the experienced caregiver would be there to keep track of things he might overlook.

For veterans, paying for home care services may seem challenging, especially on a limited pension or other income. If your father served any time during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or the Gulf War and home care is necessary, he may qualify for the Aid and Attendance Benefit through the VA. Help him look into that in more detail.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care for aging veterans in Summit, NJ, call the caring staff at Helping Hands Home Care today at 908-418-4299. Providing Home Care Services in all of Northern and Central NJ, including Clark, Westfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Rahway, Linden, Summit, Edison, Elizabeth, Mountainside and the surrounding areas.

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Robert D'Arienzo

After graduating from Seton Hall University with a BS in finance Helping Hands Homecare’s Owner / President, Robert D’Arienzo, went to work on Wall St. for six years. However, after Robert’s grandmother became ill with stomach cancer Robert and his family needed to find assistance in the home for her. After many trials and tribulations Robert could see that there was a great need for quality home care services here in NJ and loved the idea of being able to assist other families who were going through what his family went through with his beloved grandmother.

Thus, Robert had found his passion. After almost a year of preparation Robert opened Helping Hands Homecare in 2003. Robert wanted Helping Hands Homecare to focus on providing the highest quality of caregivers, exceptional customer service, and providing a service that familys could depend on in their time of need. Since then Helping Hands has assisted hundreds of individuals with the simplest of needs to more complex cases while preserving those standards set out many years ago.

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