There comes a time in many people's lives when it is no longer safe or practical to remain completely independent. Whether prompted by a serious medical condition or just aging in general, finding the right solution to your loved one's needs is essential for keeping them happy and to offer respite for family caregivers. By choosing the option that's right for you and your family, you'll be able to ensure your elderly relatives can continue to live as independent a life as possible.
The Importance of Independent Living
The vast majority of senior citizens prefer to stay in the comfort of their own homes, rather than be relocated into the unfamiliar surroundings of an assisted-living community. However, independent living can quickly become difficult, particularly for those living with the onset of dementia or any other serious medical condition. Fortunately, there are more options available than you might think.
Options include retirement communities, specialized homes or apartments for seniors. However, while such places do provide a degree of independence for their residents, it does mean relocating. Another viable option is in-home care, particularly if the home can be modified to better accommodate your elderly relatives. As such, home care is becoming an increasingly popular option. It presents a number of advantages, including greater comfort and independence for your loved one, as well as being financially viable for your family. Aging at home is the best way to maintain a level of independence and familiarity which home care assistance can help promote.
Seeking Higher Levels of Care
Those who need daily attention following a major operation may also hire recovery care. A home care specialist can come on a temporary basis while your loved one recovers from a major surgery. Those with elderly relatives who are no longer able to live an independent lifestyle are faced with fewer options. However, SYNERGY HomeCare offers 24-hour and live-in homecare. Locations are available in many parts of the country.
SYNERGY HomeCare offers a range of non-medical senior assistance services including running daily errands, housekeeping, light gardening and grocery shopping. Our tailor-made plans can be customized to suit the needs of your loved one, and we also offer live-in care as well as hourly care. Give us a call for a needs assessment, we are here to help you.