How in-home care can help keep your senior family member active
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
One of the biggest concerns we all face as we age is knowing there may be a point where it becomes too difficult to participate in the activities we’ve always enjoyed. Your senior family members are no different, and may have already experienced these limitations. One of the easiest, most effective ways you can help ensure your loved one has the best chance of keeping up with the activities they love is by hiring a professional in-home senior caregiver from SYNERGY HomeCare in Arlington, Virginia.
We have long strived to dispel the commonly held misconception of in-home caregivers as people who do little more than hand out medications or assist with household chores. Quality in-home caregivers at SYNERGY HomeCare are capable of providing a vast array of helpful, individualized services, so you can rest assured we’ll be able to help your family member find a way to continue staying active and participating in the activities that have always brought them joy.
How exactly does in-home care help seniors stay active?
There are a number of ways a professional in-home caregiver can help your loved one stay active. A good home care professional takes a genuine interest in the activities and happiness of those they are caring for, and in many cases they may even become an active participant in such activities. If your loved one is especially fond of going to museums or hearing live music, for example, his or her in-home caregiver could offer their companionship and start taking them to experience these types of activities firsthand once again. For anyone who has decreased their level of activity because they are no longer capable or comfortable with driving, having a friendly care provider who can once again help them enjoy such activities – while also offering them companionship – can make a world of difference in their quality of life.
So if you’d like to help them get out and about to do the things they enjoy most, hiring one of SYNERGY HomeCare’s compassionate in-home caregivers may be the perfect solution.
Getting older doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience
We understand that convincing a loved one that they may need assistance can sometimes be a hard sell. This particular aspect of what we do is something that may change their mind. If they are worried they will soon have to give up the things they enjoy, such as swimming at the local community center pool, visiting museums, going shopping or just strolling around the neighborhood, you can let them know that an in-home caregiver may enable them to continue these life-enriching activities.
Not only does in-home care allow them to remain active and lively, it also ensures they have a caring, highly qualified care provider by their side to help with an array of things while simultaneously ensuring they’re living their life to the fullest.
If you’re curious as to how an in-home caregiver can help improve your loved one’s activity level and overall quality of life, we encourage you to take the first step of contacting our local office in Arlington to schedule a complimentary in-home needs assessment. During this consultation, one of our compassionate professionals will come to your loved one’s home at a convenient time and offer care suggestions tailored to his or her unique needs and interests.
The sooner you get started, the sooner you can begin to see the difference you’ve made by setting them up with an in-home caregiver who will enable them to remain happy and active as opposed to feeling as if they’re being forced to give up the fulfilling activities they enjoy.