Just because spring has arrived doesn’t mean that an elderly individual who needed extra assistance during the winter is no longer going to require help. The need for home care support can come at any time of the year and it can last for months or even years.
The warmer weather, though, can cause people to feel more empowered, stronger, and more ambitious. For example, a person in their 70s who may have suffered some type of medical emergency in recent months may have spent most of the winter recuperating. As they’ve gotten a little bit stronger, the warmer weather inspires them to think about gardening, doing some yard work, or just going for a walk around the block.
If they are capable of walking around without assistance, they may assume they can do everything else on their own now, too. Unfortunately, there could be a significant risk of slipping and falling, tripping, or being otherwise injured if they don’t take extra precautions as the weather turns warm.
With home care support, getting outside is possible.
If a person is limited in their mobility, they may not have much ambition to garden, do outdoor activities, or do anything else outside the house. That’s because they may not see the point.
When a person relies on a home care aide, they’re going to also be getting physical support. This could provide them assistance getting out of bed, taking a shower, doing laundry, keeping the house clean, and much more. It can also allow them to be able to go for a walk, go to the park, head into downtown areas and do some window shopping, and much more.
That’s because a home care aide is there to provide support the senior client needs. This may include physical assistance to get around as well as doing other basic tasks of everyday life.
Family and friends may become busy.
As the weather warms up in spring and heading toward summer, friends and family who may have been a great support system for this elderly person may become busier in their own lives. They may have less time to devote to the senior in this particular situation.
If that senior is reliant on them for help with various tasks, he or she may end up giving up thoughts of these other activities. They don’t have to give up on life and the things they enjoy when they have the right support on hand in the form of home care aides.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Bridgeport, CT, or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Fairfield, CT at 203-923-8866.