Home Care for Independent Seniors
Most seniors today prefer to remain in their own home for as long as possible. They don’t want to give up their independence by moving in with family or into an independent living facility. This is known as aging in place and can be a viable option for seniors who need little to no assistance with activities of daily living.
In-home senior care services from Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs can make this possible. Our caregivers are trained to handle an array of elderly care services from companionship to meal prep to medication reminders to transportation and more.
In this article, we’ll explain some of the benefits of in-home care for independent seniors.
Who Needs In-Home Care Services?
Gentle Shepherd Home Care offers a variety of in-home care services for all ages and needs. However, most of the time, patients who need home care are elderly. If you’re unsure if your loved one needs in-home care, consider the following questions:
- Does your elderly loved one hear the phone when it rings?
- Do they understand how to safely store food and toss it when it has gone bad?
- Are they able to cook and clean up after eating?
- Are they attending social/family gatherings?
- Can they do their own laundry?
If the answer to any of these is “no”, your loved one may benefit from in-home care.
4 Benefits of In-Home Senior Care
While it can be difficult to accept, nearly everyone will require some type of assistance after the age of 65. If the thought of moving in with relatives or a nursing home/assisted living facility is unappealing for your loved one, in-home senior care can help them age in place.
Four benefits of in-home senior care include:
There is a lot of work that goes into keeping a household running smoothly. Caregivers can help stay on top of household chores such as laundry, handyman services, housekeeping, and more. They may also help with financial and healthcare management, as well as appointments and financials.
For many seniors, transportation is an issue, especially at night. Unfortunately, public transportation is not always safe- especially for elderly people. However, one of the services offered by caregivers includes transportation.
Many seniors need assistance with activities of daily living including meal prep, bathing, dressing, and more. In-home senior care providers can be in the home to help with these activities.
Aging usually brings a variety of health concerns as well. Some caregivers are trained to help with these concerns including taking blood pressure, blood glucose readings, medication reminders, and more. Many times, health insurance will cover a portion of these services.
Schedule Your Care Assessment Today
If you believe that you or your loved one may benefit from elderly care services, schedule a no-obligation care assessment. Gentle Shepherd Home Care offers care services for all ages and needs. We can offer companionship for your loved one, and many of our caregivers are able to provide medical care as needed.