Moving is incredibly stressful. In fact, it is one of the top three stressors in life, right up there with losing a dear loved one. However, as people get older it may be extremely difficult to keep up with general maintenance and cleaning of the house. Instead of moving, though, there is a better option: hiring home care support services.
A home care aide is essentially an individual who will help an aging or disabled client with basic tasks of everyday life. These tasks are often considered Activities of Daily Living, or abbreviated ADLs. These activities generally include getting dressed, taking a shower, going to the bathroom, getting in and out of bed, preparing meals, basic light housekeeping, and so on.
Do home care aides provide support for all of these?
Not every caregiver is the same. However, through many home care agencies, the aides they provide to support elderly and disabled clients will help with every single one of these concerns, and much more. In fact, some experienced and qualified home care aides will provide transportation services to their clients, but this is not a hard and fast rule.
They can give rides to their clients to go to a doctor’s appointment, to visit with friends, or to go shopping.
Increasing numbers of seniors prefer to ‘age in place.’
This is a wonderful thing, especially given the fact that home care support services are available across the entire country. Except in some extremely rural neighborhoods, most elderly and disabled adults have access to at least a few resources when it comes to home care support.
What if somebody seems resistant to the idea?
If they don’t want to move, but have been relying on family and friends for whatever help they can get, that can still make life challenging. They might be missing out on some wonderful advantages that home care support can offer. In fact, people who try to deal with things on their own are far more likely to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness as opposed to those who depend on home care aides, especially experienced caregivers who work for agencies.
Instead of thinking about moving because there seems to be no other option because of people not available to help, this elderly or disabled individual should contemplate the value of home care support. Living in a place where they are most comfortable is one of the best assets, especially as life becomes challenging. Home care provides the option of staying put and still being safe while living life to its fullest.
For home care for seniors in Montclair, NJ, call ComForCare Home Care at 973-287-4718. Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Verona, Little Falls, Cedar Grove, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic, Belleville.
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